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Old 06-04-2011, 11:11 AM   #1
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How to install linux OS ?


HI,

While installing the linux operating system it asking for few options

1.Remove all partition on selected drive and create default custom layout

2.Remove linux partition on selected drive and create default custom layout

3.Use free space on selected drive and create default custom layout

4.create default custom layout

Can anyone explain me abt this options..

thanks
 
Old 06-04-2011, 11:18 AM   #2
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Are you trying to dual-boot Linux with another operating system? Is Linux going to be the only thing on the hard drive?
 
Old 06-04-2011, 11:50 AM   #3
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Its an automated partitioner

Linux installation software includes an automated hard drive partitioner. Even the manual selection is not manual. It is like a Wizard in MS and takes you through steps of choices. I have installed Suse ,Mandriva, Fedora and Ubuntu and none of the choices you have listed are familiar. That particular distro's "default custom layout" must have been a choice you made. I imagine that this choice allows the distro producers idea of what a "Custom layout" should be. Edit:The manual selection is "mostly" automated. I fooled with this over and over with Ubuntu. It makes your logical drives for you for example. It is defiantly not completely manual. The selections are just arguments for the installer program ,if you choice is an allowable option.

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Old 06-04-2011, 12:02 PM   #4
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1)
Wipe the drive clean and allow the installer to partition free space in a way it feels is appropriate
2)
Remove a/the Linux partition and allow the installer to repartition the freed space in a way it feels is appropriate
3)
If not all space on the drive is used in partitions, allow the installer to partition the free space in a way it feels is appropriate
4)
not sure, I guess it will end up being the option to manually partition based on a suggestion that the installer feels is appropriate
 
Old 06-04-2011, 12:27 PM   #5
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@ MS3FGX

I'm installing Linux on VMware.
 
Old 06-04-2011, 12:32 PM   #6
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These options are pretty obvious i'd have thought, but as you're using vmware you won't be risking anything at all regardless of what you're doing. All the options will do the same thing if it's a blank VM.
 
Old 06-04-2011, 04:27 PM   #7
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Linux installation software includes an automated hard drive partitioner. Even the manual selection is not manual. It is like a Wizard in MS and takes you through steps of choices.{...}
Wtf? Can you explain then what is manual partitioning if the one GParted and distro install guides offers where you make custom size partitions, resize, format to some filesystem, delete, create etc. isn't really manual way? Even terminal commands do stuff without need for user once receive command.

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Old 06-04-2011, 09:27 PM   #8
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Wtf? Can you explain then what is manual partitioning if the one GParted and distro install guides offers where you make custom size partitions, resize, format to some filesystem, delete, create etc. isn't really manual way? Even terminal commands do stuff without need for user once receive command.
If I understand your question correctly, this would be my take on it:

"Manual" would mean creating your own partition scheme, rather than using the one the installation program uses by default.

For example, the default might be root and swap (or root, user, and swap).

Using "manual" mode might would allow the persons doing the install to create root, swap, and empty new partition, planning to use empty as a separate partition for file storage and for a network share that would be untouched by upgrades and reinstalls, and so on.
 
Old 06-05-2011, 04:54 PM   #9
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I'd get a premade virtual appliance and run it if it was that complex.
 
Old 06-05-2011, 05:37 PM   #10
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I'd get a premade virtual appliance and run it if it was that complex.
??????
 
Old 06-05-2011, 09:14 PM   #11
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How hard is it to install an OS on a VM????

If it is too difficult then make it easier.

Download a pre-made system from here. http://www.vmware.com/appliances/

Double click and go.
 
Old 06-06-2011, 01:41 AM   #12
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Keep live disks in mind or boot of a flash drive. Safe and easy.

If you just want to experience Linux and are nervous about your proprietary O.S being disturbed, boot off a live disk or flash drive and when ready dual boot. That is unless you want the Virtual Machine for other reasons.
 
  


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