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Old 06-03-2007, 07:03 AM   #1
kevil99
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Talking I Dont understand Mount Points. PCLinuxOS 2007 final


Im a linux Newb.
Ive succesfully installed Ubuntu due to its ease of installation.
I always opt to use entire disk. I have 3 seperate Hard Drives to play with.
I use my biggest newest one for windows, The second for ubuntu and the last one i want to install
PCLinuxOS 2007 final.

I dont want to dual boot because i have 3 cases set up with there own monitors.
all i want to do is a clean install of PCLOS on the last HD.

When i get to setting mount points i get confused.
Im using a 160g maxtor sata150 HD. I dont mind using the entire disk.

I need a good walk thru to install JUST PCLOS in the HD or some simple suggestions.
All the walkthrus ive seen are for dual boots. All i want is a single installation.

Ive burnt at least 10 isos of different distros and ive noticed there are a few that install
like PCLOS. Evedently i need to learn to install this way if i want to go further than
LiveCD on these.

Also to whom it may concern. Any LINUX distro is a Godsend!
Ive used Winblows for over 8 years. I heard about but didnt understand Linux. I started this
linux Quest about 2 months ago. IM SO GLAD I WAS INTRODUCED TO LINUX!!!!!
 
Old 06-03-2007, 07:37 AM   #2
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Could you explain what your are trying to do exactly? I'm afraid your account is pretty confusing. On the hand, you say you have three different computers; on the other hand, you say have three hard disks and that you want to install PCL to the last one. But if you install to a "last disk", you are implying that you are using a computer that already has one or more different operating systems. Right? That would mean you are, in fact, using only one computer while you seem to have three(???). If that is correct, how do you mean to run more than one operating system on a computer without dual-booting (???); dual-booting precisely means having more than one OS on a computer...
 
Old 06-03-2007, 07:42 AM   #3
kevil99
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Sorry.
I got carried away. All i want to do is install PCLOS on a spare HD.
The HD had ubuntu on it but i want to format it and install PCLOS on it.

Yeh all the other info was irrelevant. lol

Last edited by kevil99; 06-03-2007 at 07:45 AM.
 
Old 06-03-2007, 07:45 AM   #4
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You can make two partitions on the disk, one for swap space (to be used as "virtual memory") and another for the main filesystem, which will be mounted as / (i.e. the root of the filesystem tree). That's the simplest partitioning scheme.
 
Old 06-03-2007, 07:53 AM   #5
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If you have more than one disk in that computer, just make sure that you select the proper disk to partition. The partitioner has tabs to switch from one disk to another.

If you are going to partition manually, all you need to do is click on the create button, fill out the desired size for the partition in question and choose the filesystem. If you want a three-partition system, you first make a partition of 1 to 2 GB; select "swap" as file system.
Then you make a / partition. Create a new partition of 6 to 10 GB, choose / as the mount point and format as ext3.
As a final step, create a third partition that uses up all the remaining space, choose /home as the mount point and format as ext3 or xfs.

If the installer gets to the point where it asks to install a bootloader (I prefer GRUB over Lilo), make sure it gets installed to the MBR. This will overwrite any GRUB/Lilo you may already have on that computer - that is OK, although you may have to add other OSes manually if they don't get recognized at this stage (should be easy).

Does that help?

Btw, I get the impression that you think that dual-booting means having more than one OS on the same HD. It doesn't; it means having more than one on a computer - so if you have two or more HDs an each disk has an OS, then that is still dual-booting.

Last edited by jay73; 06-03-2007 at 07:56 AM.
 
Old 06-03-2007, 08:00 AM   #6
kevil99
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ok im running the Draklive-Install Enhanced wizard

and i need to choose the mount points.
I have two blank options


just one HD in the PC

Last edited by kevil99; 06-03-2007 at 08:03 AM.
 
Old 06-03-2007, 08:07 AM   #7
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If there's only on drive, why don't you choose automatic partitioning? The system will do it for you, no hassle. And no risk of overwriting anything seeing you have only one (empty) disk in the puter.
 
Old 06-03-2007, 08:09 AM   #8
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Jay I appreciate your patience.
 
  


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