Slackware 10.0 and Windows XP Installation Issue

Gregory Nowak greg at
Sat Oct 23 13:11:57 EDT 2004

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Hi Zachary, and welcome to the list and to gnu/linux.

It is very likely that your wireless card isn't supported by the linux
kernel, especially given the fact that this is a USB wireless card. I
am not a wireless hardware user though, so I could be wrong. Don't
however hold your breath though.

As for booting both slackware and windows xp, you may be able to use a
windows tool such as partition magic to resize your windows xp
partition, thus freeing some room on your hard drive for
slackware. Another option is to backup your windows, wipe out your
windows partition, recreate a smaller one in its place, and restore
your windows backup to the new smaller windows partition. If neither
of these methods are an option for you, then I would suggest
installing a second hard drive for gnu/linux into your system. Hth.


On Fri, Oct 22, 2004 at 09:48:50PM -0700, Zachary wrote:
> Hi,
> I've decided to make a switch to Linux, if not as my primary operating 
> system, as my secondary one.  I must warn you that I am not a particularly 
> experienced person.
> My small problem concerns a Linux quirk, not a Speakup one.  I just want to 
> be able to use the same internet setup I use with Windows, with Linux.
> This means that I need to use my Wireless network adapter.  This is a USB 
> device.
> Unfortunately, Linux doesn't see it.  It is from Belkin, identified in 
> Windows as "Belkin 11MBPS Wireless USB Network Adaptor."
> I am also concerned about partitions and Duel Booting. I am not ready to 
> destroy Windows just yet.  If anyone could help with this, I would greatly 
> appreciate it.
> Thanks,
> Zachary Kline
> PS: Hello to everybody on the list.
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