my next stab at linux

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    my next stab at linux

    ive finally decided to get aroud to installing linux AGAIN. im going to try and put in slackware 10

    the problem is i dont know how to create partition with it, i want to have a linux partition and then a fat32 partition on my 2nd hard drive, using the slackware cfdisk thing how do i do this(and what kind of partitions do i make)? i have windows on my 1st hard drive and a 2nd one plugged in which i plan to put linux on. (and the fat32 partition)
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    get a knoppixx or mandrakeMove boot cd and use the tools on it to partition your drive first. I believe Knoppixx has qtparted, and mandrakemove has a partition utility in their control center.
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    I know what you're talking about man, I tried installing Slackware too. I got partition magic, and I thought I was all ready. I wasn't.

    Let me say, when partition magic messes up, it does one hell of a job

    I couldn't boot into anything, and it was because of HP. My computer has a "recovery" (yeah, right) partition which doesn't read properly. And HP wasn't very helpful (*cough*) with this situation, all they wanted was my number and address.

    Eventually I fixed it, and just installed Mandrakelinux 10, and it's partitioner is AMAZING. The install is a lot of point and click, and it comes with a lot of great software like OpenOffice and many good programming environments (sorry, can't remember the name of that godly one---im sure you know what I mean).

    I'd reconmend Mandrakelinux to a beginner, because the install was simple. just remember, DEFRAG before install.
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    Before you start, follow Waldo's advice: use qtparted (nice graphical interface, a lot like partition magic) on knoppix to partition your drive. Or you could follow the fdisk steps described in the step-by-step installation link below to partition your drive.

    Two useful pages to read before you start installing:

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    >> many good programming environments (sorry, can't remember the name of that godly one---im sure you know what I mean).<<
    KDevelop?....thats the one that comes with knoppix anyway..

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    its ok to install linux on my primary slave drive right? i know the hard drive has to bein a certain setting to work yadah

    edit: nvm i think what i just read said i can put it on my primary slave... right?
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    you can install linux on any drive, any partition (nowadays anyway).
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    Quote Originally Posted by psychopath
    >> many good programming environments (sorry, can't remember the name of that godly one---im sure you know what I mean).<<
    KDevelop?....thats the one that comes with knoppix anyway..

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