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Old 10-25-2003, 10:34 AM   #1
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Diskdrake / Partitioning


Installation of Mandrake 9.1 went smoothly enough (all 4 times). On every install I was looking for some control over a couple of aspects of the configuration (partitioning & the ability to log in as ROOT - on startup).

10GB HDD – I want to use only 6 / 7GB for the installation of (Mand 9.1) and use the remainder for a LFS installation.

(A) - Read about “DiskDrake” to resize the partition but unable to use the utility (even after using roots password to access the control center). Seems I need to login (at startup) as root to have the utility function (I will presume it will function). The Root account is not one of my options, only the (3) users I configured during the install process. Tried using a terminal and evoking “su” to access DiskDrake with no more success than previous attempts.

(B) - Read about un-hiding the root account……haven’t found that option (in the control center) either. I did make one of the users a member of root (have since re-installed….. again) but that didn’t seem to be of any help on either issue (A&B).

So at this point, I’m fairly confused and bewildered. I fell there’s a simple basic step I missed in this whole exercise. I’m in need of a gently nudge in the proper direction concerning the above issues.

Any and all assistance is greatly appreciated.
 
Old 10-25-2003, 10:40 AM   #2
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(B) - Read about un-hiding the root account……haven’t found that option (in the control center) either
Its in the KDE Control Centre under Sytem, Login Manager - not the Mandrake one - but as always, be careful when logged in as Root..
 
Old 10-25-2003, 10:49 AM   #3
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Thank you, I'm checking it out right now. I'll do my best to be careful but one more install won't kill me. After all, all of this is part of the learning curve.
 
Old 10-25-2003, 11:21 AM   #4
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You were right-on about your warning, something went wrong. I was able to: unmount the /home partition; resize it (from 3GB to 1GB - just a clean install); then mount it. Create a LFS partition and mounted, said Done, said Save. Hid the root account, logged in as another user ...............

Went south from there: when I logged in as another user it said it couldn't write to the $HOME partition (it may have said partition or directory or folder). Tried all 3 users, same mesage. Rebooted and went even further into the hole trying to save the old file system.

Another re-install in order...

Thanks for getting me this far, several more mis-steps and I might learn something.
 
  


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