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LFS is a project that provides you with the steps necessary to build your own custom Linux system.

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Old 04-03-2005, 12:03 PM   #1
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whats the first command?


Ok.......so ive downloaded and built parted on my system and it works just fine. Now im not familiar with this gram, so I have been reading the man pages and the little online parted manual for info. It all makes sense, but..............

What do I need to do first?!!!

Im running a seperate home partition on my system of about 71 gigs, so I have room to spare! I would like to use some of that space for the new lfs parititons and that is my goal.

Do I resize that partition? Or do I just run the command to mkfs first? or do I need to run mklabel first to specify a swap partition of a linux native?

Man! We are in diar need of a good site with concise instructions on how to do these things.......Which is my next project. If I can just figure out how to run all this stuff I promise I will create a site that will take these things to a learning level!

Anyway, for now........HELP!!!
 
Old 04-03-2005, 12:53 PM   #2
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"Do I resize that partition? Or do I just run the command to mkfs first? or do I need to run mklabel first to specify a swap partition of a linux native?"

The first thing to do is to set up your partitions the way that you want. If you do not already have a swap partition then divide the existing empty partition into a small swap partition (512M) and a large / partition.

After your partitions are set up then run mkfs to create a file system in the / partition. If you create a new swap partition then you need to format the swap partition with mkswap.

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Old 04-03-2005, 02:00 PM   #3
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Ok.......I understand that. What Im trying to ask is how do I go about setting up my partitions the way I want? Thats what I need to know, the parted documentation is not very specific about this. I need to know my first steps.

I am going to need to take space from an existing home partition of an existing linux distro, so what do I need to do first? I obviously need to strip this space from the existing partition, so does that mean that I need to resize the partition first?

I mean how do I get this new partition set up off of the existing partition?
 
Old 04-04-2005, 02:12 PM   #4
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Well, this might help http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=309437
 
Old 04-04-2005, 02:45 PM   #5
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thanks, shotokan!

I finally figured it out and your posts have been very helpful. I actually booted my copy of SystemRescueLinux and ran Parted to resize the partition and then cfdisk to create the new partition for the build.

That was probably the long way around, but I got the job done and kept a tight lease on the process as I did it.

thanks again
 
  


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