Idiots guide to formatting required
I want to install slax or epios to my harddrive.
There is nothing on the drive I want.
There is only one hard drive on my computer.
There is only one dvd drive on my computer (other ide slot)
How do I format it so that I can install operating systems?
I dont want any fancy swap partitions or anything like that.
Just pure and simple, how do I use cfdisk and then how do I format it ready to install?
(Step by step would be really cool. Also I dont want explaining what each but does, I just want to be told what to do.)
Re: Idiots guide to formatting required
YOU MUST HAVE at least root and swap
Originally Posted by Shagpile
I recommend CFDISK over FDISK
At the ROOT prompt type CFDISK /dev/hdb (i use my primary slave)
if you are using your primary master /dev/hda
set your swap partition as a logical at the end of drive-
YOU MUST HAVE THIS READ: REQUIRED
the rest of your drive will be "root" and make it physical and start at the begginning of the drive.
you must set the "type" and "bootable" flags
your root will be bootable and should be type 83
swap is type 82 and NOT BOOTABLE
Make sure you "WRITE" after each change
return to the prompt and type setup. this will take you into the install.
This is a good link for newbs to check out.
good luck and post back