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Old 11-04-2009, 05:10 PM   #1
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ext4 and / partition


I have an empty 30 GB partition, /dev/sda9, which is ext3. I also have a live CD Fedora. I ask it to install to sda9. It says you have not defined a mount point. I say mount / It says your image needs ext4. I say format sda9 to ext4. It says ext4 is not bootable.
So: I can't boot as ext4, and can't install as ext3.

How do I square the circle??
 
Old 11-04-2009, 05:32 PM   #2
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ext3 squares...

fedora says you need ext3 for /boot in fedora 11. See point 3.4.

https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Ext4_in_Fedora_11

You may use ext3 for /boot and ext4 for all else.

It might be easier if you formatted the partitions beforehand with a live-cd partitioning tool or used an installation CD/DVD rather than a live-cd to install.

Last edited by thorkelljarl; 11-04-2009 at 05:43 PM.
 
Old 11-04-2009, 05:52 PM   #3
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Hmmm - the live-CD makes a lot of assumptions. I seem to recall it required a primary partition - for /boot no doubt.
I go get the 6 CD set - even though damn all is actually used on the latter disks.
 
Old 11-04-2009, 06:13 PM   #4
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So I need to divide the partition?? Define a /boot and a /??
 
Old 11-04-2009, 06:16 PM   #5
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how big should I define /boot
 
Old 11-04-2009, 06:18 PM   #6
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20 Meg is plenty - make it 200 so Anaconda doesn't whinge.
 
Old 11-04-2009, 06:38 PM   #7
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Is there a net-install image like there is for Debian?
 
Old 11-04-2009, 07:44 PM   #8
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You would have better luck for those basic fedora questions with Google and on a fedora forum. Try the one I posted in a link.
 
  


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