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well during the automatic partitioning, guided whatever its called, it has suggested numbers and if u go cancel it just cancels, when i select option 2, it says some mount error, then option 3 i havnt tried yet
yea i have, i get most of the installation, in VMware ive gotten to the point of having a desktop EV, but thats VMWare were i just did automatic partitioning
the partition is the main place were im confused, even with reading material, its pretty tough to understand for me, basically
i have 2 hard disk
1 Seagate 500GB sdb - boot drive, debian installed with bootloader and 2 partitions / and swap
1 Western digital 500GB sda - windows 7
i want the same setup with archlinux on the linux drive as i had with debian, a / and swap partition and thats it, but the automatic options wont let me do that and manual confuses me, when i select the sdb drive in manual, it starts up the text partitioning, and stops, and i hit enter and it returns, then when i type in /dev/sdb1 it comes up with my 49000MB space partition
the 3rd option just confuses me more, the manual setup of everything
i select sdb ( my linux hard disk ) and it says "error bad partition 1:" then something a cyl cycle and exits the partitioner
but when i go to "other" and type /dev/sdb1 and sdb5 , both work, one is my main partition, the other is swap, which was setup via debian earlier, so i try to make a new partition, select option 83 for sdb1 and option 82 for sdb5 and when i go write changes, i select yes, and nothing happens, it just takes me back to the black screen with the partition info with sdb1, and sdb5 says theres no bootable device select even tho i made sdb1 bootable
did you mount them your self because if you did and mounted them to the wrong thing that could mess it up
p.s you shouldnt reboot until you have grub installed you partitions will be saved but raid and lvm may not be