[SOLVED] having a problem with lfs linux from scratch
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I think that there's a lot to learn about linux before trying to just build.
I have a little over a year in linux and I've gotten a lot of help in these forums, but linux is geared toward learning.
A lot of the information that you receive here is to put you on a path to successful installation.
Just about every piece of advice was a path to answer, in almost every linux distrobution it says to seek the answers and then look for help. Even in this forum posting rules states that they want to know what you tried, basically help you help yourself.
I don't want to be bad, but at this time I will do this part. LFS will only work, if you even have a basic knowledge about how a OS works. You can't and will not learn nothing by just cut and paste. The manual is for people that understand what is written. Cut and Paste will bring you to exactly that. you learn cut and paste, but not Linux. I will happily support you on your way to that, but please learn even the basics. Just use a mainstream distro for getting a feeling.
i understand im trying to help myself im not asking to build this thing over night im asking about partitioning using fdisk on the terminal im kinda stuck it wont let me partion anymore and i still have 146 gb left its saying it doesnt have anymore free sectors? right now im using three computers two to read off of and the other to partition.
im not cut and paste im typing everything in im using ubuntu 10.10. believe it or not im actually going real slow with this im in no hurry to get it done. i really dont know how to explain except if it wasnt for me hearing about lfs and getting interested in it i wouldnt even try to partition using the terminal or fdisk cfdisk parted partprobe etc.
I don't want two offend you, so please forgive me for my post:
1. You are not able to give as a post that is punctuated at all.
2. You don't have a basic understanding of even one shell (for example bash)
3. You don't have even an an understanding of the things an operating system is intended to do.
Means, sorry when (not if) I have to say that, you have no clue, please even if I may sound conservative , you will not understand it, until you follow this recommendation.
Regarding LFS I have only one suggestion: Try to understand it, copy and paste is your enemy.
Im using fdisk on the terminal. I have plenty of space 147GB free space. The only problem I have is that every time I go to make another partition there is an error saying "no more free sectors" When I was reading about partitioning I read that cfdisk was a better program but i also have an error with that also it says fatal error bad primary partition 3: partition ends in the final partial cylinder press any key to exit cfdisk. Now the funny thing about that is i dont have a partition 3? thanks
as you know, if the existing partitions allocate the whole diskspace, you'll need a tool like gparted in order to resize one of the partitions. Once you've resized (decreased) one partition, you may use fdisk in order to create a new partition in the free space (I'd strongly recommend an extended partition with at least three logical partitions on it).
Last edited by markush; 01-18-2011 at 06:48 PM.
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