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Linux.com: Installing Slackware dual-boot on a Windows 98 box

Dec 02, 2000, 14:03 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Michie)

"Slackware, one of the older Linux distributions, has gained a deserved reputation as a stable, well-designed system. It is not recommended for new users since it doesn't have a package system as is the case with Debian and Red Hat, but for a moderately advanced user, Slackware may be what you have been missing about Linux."

"There will be four basic steps:

  • Documenting your system;
  • Preparing your hard drive;
  • Installing the base Slackware system;
  • Configuring the system."
"Bill Gates reportedly once said, "640k of RAM ought to be enough for anyone." It's that kind of forward-looking view of the world that gives us a peculiar DOS contrivance now turned into a useful tool: the disk partition. ... We'll exploit this construct to leave one partition formatted as a Windows partition and to create a second partition formatted as a Linux partition on which to install Slackware."

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