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01-22-2003, 07:25 PM
I'm installing slackware tomorrow. Is this the correct process to install it?

1. Put the boot image I select on a floppy using RAWRITE

2. Copy color.gz onto a floppy for the root disk

3. Restart computer, put in boot disk for slackware.

4. Follow directions, wait until prompted to enter the root disk

5. Run fdisk that is [available when root disk runs] ?

6. Create two partitions, one for the root filesystem, and one for swap space

7. Quit fdisk, type in setup at shell prompt

8. Follow instructions

My questions:

1) Do I only need to make the boot disk and root disk?

2) I have windows on one hard drive right now, and am going to instally LILO in setup. When do I choose which hard drive to make my partitions on when I run fdisk?

3) Is fdisk automatically available at the point where I put in the root disk?

4) Are there any steps I missed or seems like I'm confused on?

5) I really need to make sure I don't delete any partitions on my 100 GB hard drive w/ windows on it. How do I differentiate between partitions on 1 hard drive, and partitions on the other (physical) hard drive?

6) I am dualing with XP and linux. Does the regular LILO installation work for this?

7) How do I choose what type of partition to make when running fdisk (NTFS, FAT, etc)

Thanks a lot guys. I am going to get through this, I know it!

01-22-2003, 07:28 PM
Have you heard of the tech forum? :P

01-22-2003, 07:32 PM
Aw come on, could you guys please post helpful things here for me?

01-22-2003, 07:33 PM
Well i figured i would ask, i don't think i've seen one post by you in tech when it came to linux, but i think theres three or four different ones by you in GD.