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Slackware 3.2 and System Commander

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I am trying to install Slackware on my hard drive, which was partitioned by the manufacturer into three "drives" (c:, d:, and e:).  Using Deluxe System Commander 4 I partitioned the c: drive to allow me to install Linux. So far, so good.

The problem lies in booting and rooting Linux.  I am prompted to boot with the Linux bootdisk (by System Commander), and I do so.  System Commander requests that I select the "superblock" choice.  How?

Furthermore, if I try to boot to one of the partitioned drives using
mount root=/dev/hda2  (or hda3, or hda1)
I get a message that I cannot mount or that the mount failed.  If I don't mount, I can logon but cannot run the Setup.  What should I do?
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Is your Sys Commander the multi-OS loader that I'm currently using also. If it is , I suggest uninstalling sys commander and
try to install linux using the boot disk and from the cdrom.
remember to boot from parttion and not from master boot record when prompted.

then install sys commander again, and this time it should find your linux installed.

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Can I do this without losing the rest of my data on the c: drive? Or will I need to use the DOS partitioner?
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use partition magic to partition your C drive into 2 partition.
Then use linux fdisk to change that parttion from c for linux to type 83.
then install linux as per normal.
why not use D drive or e drive as linux partition?
That's just my suggestion .

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