Step 04 - Enter hard disk partition

Slackware 14.1 - enter hard disk partition. There are two hard disk partition tools in Slackware. A user friendly menu driven, cfdisk and the traditional Linux partition, fdisk. Here are the commands for both:

To use cfdisk, enter the command below:

cfdisk /dev/sda

To use fdisk, enter the command below:

fdisk /dev/sda

Please replace sda with your hard disk name. Here is a guide for IDE hard disks name:

  • hda - First IDE hard disk.
  • hdb - Second IDE hard disk.
  • hdc - Third IDE hard disk.
  • The list continue.

Here is a guide for SATA and SCSI hard disks name:

  • sda - First sata hard disk.
  • sdb - Second sata hard disk.
  • sdc - Third sata hard disk.
  • The list continue.

To continue the installation, you have to create partition for Slackware. Head for the Slackware fdisk partition guide or if you already created swap and Linux partition, continue to the Slackware Linux Setup program to continue the installation.

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