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Old 12-23-2003, 03:31 PM   #1
thinkdifferent
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Question edit fstab - what i ve to do ?


hi,
i m installing linux with a gentoo

actually i m working on the fstab file
I ve got this :


/dev/BOOT /boot ext2 noarto, noatime 1 1
/dev/ROOT / xfs noatime 0 0
/dev/SWAP none swape sw 0 0

(after the cdrom drive..)....

my hda12 is the swap, hda13 is the Linux (10gb)
I m thinking i should edit it like that,

/dev/hda13 /boot ext2 noarto, noatime 1 1
/dev/ROOT / xfs noatime 0 0
/dev/hda12 none swape sw 0 0

is it all right ?
question : should i write something for ROOT.... ? because i don t understand what is it exactly..... (and why xfs ? is it my OSX partition ?...)

thx a lot for u re help


ps : my Harddrive is with 2 big partitionn OSX and the linux one (the hda13) in ext2 format
 
Old 12-23-2003, 04:15 PM   #2
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Re: edit fstab - what i ve to do ?

Quote:
Originally posted by thinkdifferent

/dev/BOOT /boot ext2 noarto, noatime 1 1
/dev/ROOT / xfs noatime 0 0
/dev/SWAP none swape sw 0 0
BOOT is the boot partition, a small partition in the beginning of your hard disk where you install Grub or Lilo. It should be at least 20mb.
ROOT is the partition on which you are going to install linux
and Swap is the swap of course

Here's a piece of mine
/dev/hda1 /boot ext3 noauto,noatime 1 1
/dev/hda3 / reiserfs noatime 0 0
/dev/hda7 none swap sw 0 0

the first defines the place on the hard disk, the second the mount point, the third the file system and then you have your options.

The manual gives an example of the partition table:
http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/gentoo-...able#doc_chap6

is this your first time?
If it is, your problems aren't over yet.
 
Old 12-23-2003, 04:23 PM   #3
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so,
/dev/hda13 /boot ext2 noarto, noatime 1 1
/dev/ROOT / xfs noatime 0 0
/dev/hda12 none swape sw 0 0

is wrong
because my hd13 is my main partition for linux (10gb) ?

i don t understand what is the boot partition...
because gentoo doc told me to do 3 things :

the linux native (some GB)------------my hda13
the swap (2*Ram)---------------------- " hda12
the boostrap (800K)-------------------- " hda11

can you explain more for me...
i m a newbie so.... :-)

thx

yes first install
 
Old 12-23-2003, 04:27 PM   #4
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Gentoo is not the kind of distro that someone asking such basic questions should be attempting.

Do yourself a favor; install a more user friendly distro to start with, then after you have gotten aquainted with linux...then give Gentoo a shot.


...IMNSHO
 
Old 12-23-2003, 05:20 PM   #5
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the /boot should be the first partition on your harddisk.
But as said, gentoo is not really a flavor for newbies.
Try RedHat or SUSE.
 
  


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