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Need help with setting up dual boot!
Posted by FatalDragon [send private reply] at June 13, 2002, 09:53:57 PM Ok, I have a computer that has Windows 95 and I want to install Slackware Linux 8.0 on it too. The hard drive is 1.98 GB or 2.0 GB, I think. Windows 95 and its programs takes up less than 400MBs, so would that be enough room to install Linux, shell apps, and development apps?
And more importantly, how do I go about installing Linux with out harming Windows 95? Do I still use still use fdisk to make partions?
Posted by CodeRed [send private reply] at June 13, 2002, 11:45:29 PM I wouldn't bother on a 2gb drive. You can buy a 20gb drive for 30-40 usd now
Posted by FatalDragon [send private reply] at June 14, 2002, 08:40:17 PM Ok... But isnt there a way were I can install Linux with GUI were the GUI only uses like 500KB RAM?
Posted by vikram_1982 [send private reply] at June 15, 2002, 10:52:02 AM I dont think so. Upgrade ur machine dude. A 40 GB will cost 45$ US (as Codered said) and a 256MB ram isnt too costly either. So, go get it man.
Posted by unknown_lamer [send private reply] at June 15, 2002, 02:45:18 PM You know, not everyone has the money to upgrade their machine. Until December I was stuck with a 233Mhz k6 with 32MB of ram (half of the ram was a friend's, and the processor was timothy from /.'s that he found in a dumpster in texas...) and even now I'm using a second hand processor and motherboard (timothy from /. gave me a 500Mhz k6-2 and a gigabyte ga-5ax...). GNU/Linux will run ok with even 16MB of ram, but not terribly great. 1.6GB should be fine to install a fairly complete system, you just won't get GNOME or KDE on there. You'll have to use a tiny window manager like fluxbox or Windowmaker (with all of the eye candy disabled) and use a small web browser like Dillo. I survived for a long time with a set up like that...
Posted by FatalDragon [send private reply] at June 15, 2002, 03:16:16 PM Well, the computer I want to dual boot is my old computer, I use it to try different things out like in this case setting up a dual boot.
But, I'll try using fluxbox or Windowmaker. When your installing Linux, and it asks if you want to use GNOME or KDE is that were the fluxbox and Windowmaker option is? ThanX!
Posted by FatalDragon [send private reply] at June 15, 2002, 03:33:21 PM Do I still need to install the GTK/KDE files if Im going to use Windowmaker? And how small can Windowmaker be configured?
Posted by FatalDragon [send private reply] at June 15, 2002, 03:35:05 PM Also, is Windowmaker on the Slackware 8.0 CD ROM?
Posted by unknown_lamer [send private reply] at June 15, 2002, 05:28:46 PM WindowMaker has it's own toolkit, WINGs, so no, you don't need Gtk+. However, a lot of programs are Gtk+ apps (not always GNOME though). I had WindowMaker using something like 400K at one point (no clip or dock, flat color theme). And yes, it should be on the slack 8 cds (it't one of the more widely used window managers).
Posted by FatalDragon [send private reply] at June 15, 2002, 07:50:06 PM Ok, thanX! I'll try WindowMaker.
Posted by FatalDragon [send private reply] at June 17, 2002, 11:31:10 AM Ok, I tried to set up WindowMaker with Slackware but couldnt get it configurered properly, because when I did startx all I got was half a screen and when I moved the mouse the curser didnt move.
So Im goign to try it with Red Hat 7.0. Its on Red Hat 7.0 right? But when I installed Red Hat it set the default WM to SawFish, and the only other WM that is on the configuration screen is "twm". It has an option to add more WMs but Im not real sure how to do that.
Help would be greatly appreciated!
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