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    Getting ready to install Slack 10.1 for the 1st time and when I enter the 1st CD, it says press enter to boot from the basic 2.4.xx kernel. I don't want that and would like a more recent 2.6.xx kernel.

    How do I do this in Slack from the first boot from CD screen?

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    The kernel that is used for the install doesn't have to be the kernel that you will use for regular use.
    Near the end of the install you will be asked which kernel you would like.
    One off the cd, or the one that was used for the install, and 2 more options that I can't remember right now. Just pick the kernel you want at that time.
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    Oh...Thanks

    I am now at the part where I must create partitions

    I am not really sure what I should so since this is a new 120GB S-ATA drive with no dual boot options. I want to dedicate the entire 120GB drive to this OS via ext3 formatting system.

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    Maybe you should divide your disc in three parts:
    - /
    - /home
    - swap

    / and home are type 83 , swap is type 82. type 83 is suitable for linux filesystems. Swap space will be around twice your memory size with a maximum of 1 GB.
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    Quote Originally Posted by puntmuts
    Maybe you should divide your disc in three parts:
    - /
    - /home
    - swap

    / and home are type 83 , swap is type 82. type 83 is suitable for linux filesystems. Swap space will be around twice your memory size with a maximum of 1 GB.
    I have 2 GB of RAM so should I just make the partitions like so?

    - / = 2 GB
    - /home = 116 GB
    - /swap = 2 GB

    Is this ok or should I change stuff? I don't know how much is required for / and I assume /home is for storage on my system for all users that login.

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    Well, 1 GB swap will be plenty, I would take some more for your / . probably 10-20 GB. That way there always be enough room for more programs, sourcecode, whatever. A large /home partition is what I found best working with Linux on the desktop for 4 years. However if you want to share data on a network dividing the 99 GB left into 2 parts is fine too.
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    So you're recommending:

    - / = 10 GB
    - /swap = 1 GB
    - /home = 109 GB


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    Or
    / 19 GB
    swap 1 GB
    /home 50 GB
    /mnt/data 50 GB

    Or
    / 19 GB
    swap 1 GB
    /home 100 GB

    Or
    / 14 GB
    swap 1 GB
    /home 20 GB
    /mnt/music 30 GB
    /mnt/movies 55 GB

    It's up to you, I think a 109 GB home is very large. If you make another partition like the example above, it will make your configuration more flexible. 50 GB is plenty of room (if you don't store a huge amount of movies) for a /home. But if you are not planning on installing a second OS/ Distro it will do.
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