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Originally posted by tiger99 I can't create primary then logical. I can only create logical then primary. Aren't they the same?
Primary is the first sector, and namely hda1
You can have maximum 4 primary partitions, so you actually dont need logical at all with your setup. A logical partition comes in hand when you have used up all four primary, and the first logical partition will be named, no mather what, hda5 or hdb5, it all depends on how you have set up your hdd in the bios, if it's set as primary, it will be named hda1, secondary, hdb1
but this doesnt matter, as long as you can find them hehe...
tiger - apologies, as my post wasn't as clear as it should have been. What I should have said is that after you create the swap partition, you should the sequentially create the remaining partitions as logical partitions. Based on your comments, it sounds like what you did was to create one giant logical partition, and then when you tried to define the individual partitions, the system told you there was no more space. After re-reading my comments, I can see how they might have been confusing. Sorry about any inconvenience, my description just wasn't very good.
Instead, as I (hopefully) can now explain a little more clearly, after defining swap as primary you would want to create each individual partition one by one, defining each one as logical. Example: suppose you have finished defining swap as primary, and had approx 40G to subdivide. Using the same numbers I listed before, you could then define the /usr partition as logical 10G, then define /var as a logical 2G, etc. After each partition is defined, you'll see that the amount of free space is decremented by the size of the logical partition you just defined.
Hopefully that will clear things up. It sounds like you're very close to getting this solved. Good luck -- J.W.
I have created some partitions and installed the debian OS. My question is how can I check if I have used all the created partitions? I feel like I am only using my root partition and swap partition.
Also, after I finish all the configuration processes and reboot my system. I don't see any "Friendly" user interface; all I see is a prompt (hostname@debian$). What have I done wrong???
just enter root as your username, and the password you created, if you created one, and you should be good to go.
Once you're inside, type adduser
and follow the guidance, you press enter on the non-personal stuff...
then, to log-out from root, type exit, and log-in with new user.
Once you're in, type startx
If nothing happens, you can try xwmconfig, from there you can choose your x-system...
I have created a new user during the installation process. Then I have logged in as the new user. At the prompt, I have tried both startx and xwmconfig. But I am getting "command not found" for both commands
Hmm, the only thing I can think of, is that, you have not set up any x-window and xwmconfig is not recognised as a user. Try to login as root, and type XWMCONFIG, or small xwmconfig, then you should be able to get a menu with some choises...