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Revised Slackware Keeps it Simple

Dec 24, 2008, 04:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Susan Linton)

"The Slackware install images ship with fdisk and cfdisk, which let you partition your hard drive if needed. These aren't difficult to use, but can be daunting to the first time user. As an alternative, Parted Magic is a nice small utility distro designed primarily for partitioning and rescuing drives.

"Slackware's first install screen may be intimidating to new users as well. After booting the first install CD, one logs in as root and types setup, which bring up a screen of headings such as ADDSWAP, TARGET, and SOURCE. Beginning with ADDSWAP will start the installation process. Highlight ADDSWAP and press Enter to be guided through setting up your swap partition. From there you will be guided through setting up the install partition, package selection, network options, boot loader, and root passwords. At the end you are instructed to press Ctrl-Alt-Del to reboot. It's the same basic process as found in all Linux installers."

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