partitioning for second os
I have a 120Gb harddrive with Fedora 2 installed. When I was setting up the system I just let the installer partition for me instead of doing it myself. I am now contemplating installing slackware but I am unsure how this will affect the Fedora already there. The swap partition is relatively small and the linux partition is relatively large. My main question is how is the partition arranged? Will I be able to install another OS without necessarily wiping my original installation?
I appreciate any help you guys can give me.
Re: partitioning for second os
No risk, no gain :?
Originally Posted by jimbaloo
Slackware has all the tools you'll need but you'll have to 'roll up those sleeves'. One thing to be aware of though if you use Slack is that it uses the LILO bootloader so be sure you know about LILO behavior first.
My suggestion: if learning is your primary goal, go for it. If on the other hand it's important to you to have a system that HAS to be up and running to 'survive' on, either leave as is or select a distro that is more 'user friendly'.