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hitest

ok i had this cd

dam small linux

sent to me

by a friend

and ive just tried to have a loook at it

and damed if i got on line first go

ime not suire if i can it again

once i go off line

but it is an interesting

idea

my Q

can it be installed to the hdd

or is it solely for use of the cd

ime doing betere with dsl

than with

slackware

marty

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thanks for the link

ime getting better at using the different applis

tho i have a long way to go

to be frank

i started trying to install slackware

and i was getting so frustrated

i gave up then this DSL

arrived so to relieve the frustrations

i had a go and it isnt to bad

tho my first aim is to install slackware

but it is so complicated

but developer says in the liner noters

that it is quite easy

bull----t

it isnt for the faint hearted

i was in a slackware forum and when i mentioned how difficult

it was to find the option to partition the hdd

my did those b---s rubbish me

so as time goes i get less and less enthusiastic

about linux

but if they want to go past that 9 percent market share

they will have to become user friendly like it or not

ubuntu

has saved them from getting obliterated

because it is a good OS

but notice how user friendly it is

marty

Edited by martymas

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Marty

remember, each Linux distribution has its reason

Slackware is easy once you know it, see the wording, once you know it.

but its not for everyone and not meant to be. ubuntu is meant to be for people who do not understand Linux

they were created with two different users in mind.. one for tech people

other for users.

here is a whole list of live cd

http://www.frozentech.com/content/livecd.php

by the way to format a drive you can use cfdisk to create partitions

then mkfs.ext2 /dev/hd? for the formatting..

or try http://qtparted.sourceforge.net/

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hi ide sure love to try slackware

at first i thought it was similiar to dos

but i have to forget about the windows thing

and concentrate on the linux

can some one tell me why linux is obsessed with partitioning

my theory is so they can control the mbr

when you dual boot with windows

if i could just understand how to use linux i wouldnt use windows at all

as it is now i use ubuntu 60percent of the time

but ime off to read your links and see if i can

get any further

marty

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All operating systems need to set up a space(partition) to install on the harddrive, Windows asks you to partition also, not just Linux.

Edited by shanenin

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If I were you I would stick with Ubuntu. For home users the only real concerns are KDE or Gnome and witch distro supports my hardware best. With the popularity of Ubuntu and ease of use it is a great choice with a lot of support.

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thanks guys

comming from posters like your selves

im assured ime getting the best advice

yes i like ubuntu

but as an experimenter

i woulso like to try slackware

as i got the disks for nothing and from a friend

who swears by it

when i feel game enough i will try and install

slackware

marty

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i find one of the problems

is the partitioning

i can get to the pckgtool

then it asks to partition

the hdd

my Q HOW and where

the cfdisk and the fdsik

are no help until you partitiong the hdd

i agree even windows allows partitions

but the difference is in windows you can delete the partition

and use the entire disk

tonight i got further than at any time

i had it installed then

when i tried to reboot

the sys said it had killed the install

so ile try again

marty

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thanks guys

comming from posters like your selves

im assured ime getting the best advice

yes i like ubuntu

but as an experimenter

i woulso like to try slackware

as i got the disks for nothing and from a friend

who swears by it

when i feel game enough i will try and install

slackware

marty

You can learn a lot about Linux using Ubuntu, Marty:-) I suggest that you continue to read a lot about Linux on the Internet. Marty, I hated slackware in the beginning and failed when I tried to install it.

You'll get it figured out:-) Just stick with learning the basics (learn how to use the command line, learn the directory structure used in Linux). My Linux Stuff has some links that may help you. Hang in there, man! :thumbsup:

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ok i learned to install pmcdia

drivers

and another hardware driver

but i cannot find the option to partition

ive looked at all the links every one sent in

th ppoblem is to patition with in the slackware

appli it self

like hitest im starting to hate the thing

but if i want to install i need to learn how to partition

the hdd which is all that is holding me back

sorry if ime posting negitive

but ime a lot further than i was

by the way ime posting this from dam little linix

marty

Edited by martymas

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can't you from DSL open a terminal

type sudo su

(no password that I remember)

then type cfdisk /dev/hd? (insert your harddrive, most likely a)

then create a boot partition and a swap partition

make sure to mark the boot partition as bootable

use the write command to save

then:

mkfs.ext2 /dev/hda0

mkswap /dev/hda1

swapon /dev/hda1

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like hitest im starting to hate the thing

Actually I never said I hate slackware now, marty:-) I hated slackware when I first attempted it several years ago.

I love slackware, it is my distro of choice. I'll always be a Slacker:-) Here's my quote:

Marty, I hated slackware in the beginning and failed when I tried to install it.

Glad to hear you got DSL up and running, Marty.

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well ive progressed a little to install slackware

you need to

install the hardware drivers to make the install

and i can do that

but from there on

ime a little lost

but remember ime going to need your advice

marty

slackware is much similair to dos configuration

and i have installed win 3.1

through dos with the help of bearskin

but linux is another

thing altogether

marty

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well ive progressed a little to install slackware

you need to

install the hardware drivers to make the install

and i can do that

but from there on

ime a little lost

but remember ime going to need your advice

marty

slackware is much similair to dos configuration

and i have installed win 3.1

through dos with the help of bearskin

but linux is another

thing altogether

marty

Marty, The best luck I had was with Fedora distros.

They pretty much do the partitioning for you during the installation.

Are you trying to do a dual boot with Windows? Or is it on a seperate comuter?

I also used Partition Magic a few times to set up the partitions before I installed Linux. But that's because I have a dual boot with Windows XP.

Stick with it. The modern distros are pretty user friendly.

Have you been to this site? or this? Here's another.

Joe

Edited by irregularjoe

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well ive progressed a little to install slackware

you need to

install the hardware drivers to make the install

and i can do that

but from there on

ime a little lost

but remember ime going to need your advice

marty

slackware is much similair to dos configuration

and i have installed win 3.1

through dos with the help of bearskin

but linux is another

thing altogether

marty

Marty, The best luck I had was with Fedora distros.

They pretty much do the partitioning for you during the installation.

Are you trying to do a dual boot with Windows? Or is it on a seperate comuter?

I also used Partition Magic a few times to set up the partitions before I installed Linux. But that's because I have a dual boot with Windows XP.

Stick with it. The modern distros are pretty user friendly.

Have you been to this site? or this? Here's another.

Joe

up until ow ive tried to install on a seperate hdd

but maybe ile need to dual boot with windows

so i can use some thing like partition magic

i was trying to avoid a dual boot as if i make a mistake i wont have to reinstall windows

marty

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