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    partition setup help


    Hey guys, iam tierd of my stupid windows, so my friend told me about linux, and the good things about this operating system.
    Yesterday he gave me a copy of slackware disterubtion.i have booted slackware, and saw the partitioning option at the setup, but for some reason when i click on this option it doesnt create anything, so now iam trying to create the partition manualy, the problem is that idont have any knowlage using MS-DOS,so basicly i wanted to know if i can create a partition for my slackware linux while running windows(not in is there any program that i can use? thank you for all your help

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    as a newbie you might want to reconsider slackware unless you have an experienced slackware user helping you
    if you really want to stick it out with slackware check out the slackbook project http://www.slackbook.org/
    specifically the part on partitioning

    if you decide to go with an alternate distro you can check out http://www.distrowatch.com
    i would suggest either fedora or suse or possibly debian
    if you need a small installation (for an old computer or something) check out DSL or some other mini distro

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    Quote Originally Posted by jordower
    as a newbie you might want to reconsider slackware unless you have an experienced slackware user helping you
    if you really want to stick it out with slackware check out the slackbook project http://www.slackbook.org/
    specifically the part on partitioning

    if you decide to go with an alternate distro you can check out http://www.distrowatch.com
    i would suggest either fedora or suse or possibly debian
    if you need a small installation (for an old computer or something) check out DSL or some other mini distro
    yes i was thinking about using somthing simpler but this whole proces can teach me alot, and i dont want to stay newbie for ever.
    oki now this whole thing with the cdfdisk and fdisk i tried, i just cant figure out how to use it properly, i found a program called partition manager, and created a partition with the proper format for linux, i made it primary, and now i try to boot slackware and it still says that it cannot recognize any linux partition on my pc, any sugestions? and iam spliting my one hard disc.

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    partition help

    If u want to buy it,try Parttion Magic 8 or System Commander wc setsup ext2,ext3 and swap partitions for u and play nice with XP. Or u can use Mepis or Kanotix live-cd's gparted or qtparted to create the partitions. Better yet, until u get ur sea-legs u can use/install either of the live-cds and play with linux while leaving XP alone.
    Bitbenderforums has detailed installation notes for SW including how to partition and setup the hard drive. Linuxpackages also has SW install notes.
    Good luck.

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    Partitioning is quite often a big stumbling block for new Linux users. If you feel uncomfortable with it, I'd recommend doing like lestoil said above and use Partition Magic 8 to create your partitions. Then when you go to install Linux, just use those you've already created.

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    The much better approach would be to just follow the instructions given in the link provided to the Slackware Book, and post back with specific questions that may have. There are plenty of people here who can assist you with the details. It would be ridiculous to purchase a Win proggy just to do this task.
    It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.

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    as a newbie myself here is the install instructions I used
    http://www.slackersbible.org/node/11

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    Know more about your hardware, such as your harddisk, your motherboard, your cpu, etc.

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