glad to be back but I have a dilemma.

Alex Snow alex_snow at
Sun Nov 23 10:06:03 EST 2003

If you still wanna run out of your windows partition just grab the 
latest version of zipslack from your favorite mirror and replace it's 
kernel with a speakup-enabled one.
On Sun, Nov 23, 2003 at 09:48:33AM 
-0500, Dan Murphy wrote:
> Hello folks
> .  I have rejoined the list because I really want to get started with
> Linux again after my other computer with Linux died.
> Here's the problem.
> Right now I have an old version of Slackware 8.0 running kernel 2.2.19
> with that umsdos version that lets you run it under Dos so I can run it on
> my windows partition, but it's rather dated.
> Dated enough, for instance, that I know of no way for it to see my DSL
> modem, and I don't suspect 2.2.19 offers support for DSL anyway.
> So if I want to run full-blown Linux, here are what seem to be my options.
> 1. break down and buy a second drive and run a dual boot system, not too
> bad.
> 2.  try to re-partition my existing drive, but if using the Linux
> partition utility, parted, , I want step-by-step assistance so I don't
> croke my existing windows partition, (been there, done that).
> 3. buy a program like partition magic which I hear is easy to use and will
> do the job safely.
> thoughts, anyone?
> Thanks.
> Dan Murphy
> MSN: mweeby at
> AIM: mweeby2000
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