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talk:slackware:install [2015/06/26 07:49 (UTC)]
didierspaier [Namespace and Translation]
talk:slackware:install [2016/06/19 19:15 (UTC)]
184.84.166.117 [partitioning with fdisk]
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 Also, we miss a presentation of the specifics of GPT and UEFI in the context of the installer. For instance it is not obvious for some users to understand why the first screen they see can differ (Grub vs Syslinux) depending on their firmware'​s abilities or settings. Also, we miss a presentation of the specifics of GPT and UEFI in the context of the installer. For instance it is not obvious for some users to understand why the first screen they see can differ (Grub vs Syslinux) depending on their firmware'​s abilities or settings.
  --- //​[[wiki:​user:​didierspaier|Didier Spaier]] 2015/06/25 12:​23// ​  --- //​[[wiki:​user:​didierspaier|Didier Spaier]] 2015/06/25 12:​23// ​
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 +Partitioning with fdisk is a little different from the past, since fdisk now supports different partitioning schemes. ​ If you run 'fdisk /​dev/​sda'​ and press '​m'​ for help, then you can see this at the bottom:
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 +Create a new label
 +   ​g ​  ​create a new empty GPT partition table
 +   ​G ​  ​create a new empty SGI (IRIX) partition table
 +   ​o ​  ​create a new empty DOS partition table
 +   ​s ​  ​create a new empty Sun partition table
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 +Slackware uses LILO which writes to the MBR, so you need to configure the disk as DOS with MBR and then create at least two partitions for swap (type 82) and linux system (type 83) and set the bootable flag on it, just like in the good old, bad old days.
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 +So if you have a 20 GB disk for example, run 'fdisk /​dev/​sda',​ type '​o'​ to create a DOS partition, type '​n'​ to make a new partition for +18 GB and again, for 2 GB, type '​t'​ to change the 2 GB partition to 82 (Linux Swap), type '​a'​ to make the 2nd partition bootable and type '​w'​ to write it to disk.
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 +Deviate from the above, and LILO won't install.
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