Post by notbob
So, what can I do? I wanna dual-boot my new W10 box, but have never messed with any
64-bit software. How does one add Slackware Linux to a W10 box? What
do I need to know? ;)
I've generally given up on dual booting. One bit of advice I would
offer, if you can run to it put Windows and Slackware on separate disks.
This makes them nice and independent and if you can hit the right key
on boot then your bios might deal with the dual booting rather then
playing around with your MBR.
You may hit a problem with the disk naming, /dev/sda or /dev/sdb may
change depending on the phase of the moon or general wind direction!
You will want to use UUIDs or disk labels for booting linux.
Lilo did not used to work well with UUIDs, but it appears that it does
now. Not sure if it needs an initrd to do that. Someone else may be
better placed to answer that.
As far as 64 bit linux goes, I think, provided you are not playing with
Wine or have any proprietary 32 bit binary drivers then you don't
concern yourself over whether your system 64 bit or not and all is fine.