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Old 07-30-2003, 12:48 AM   #1
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Making the moint point for a harddrive partition.


I am sorta a linux newbie I have used it before but never installed it... Well I am stuck on where you make the mountpoint for your harddrive partition. Its only one main hardrive, for linux6.0 which i recieved from my teacher. I need some help, if anyone wouldn't mind walking me through it.


Thanks Alot ,
Stephen

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Old 07-30-2003, 01:13 AM   #2
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Hi Stephen

You typically create a mount point in your

/mnt directory

(assuming your talking mounting a Windows filesystem in Linux?)

If your refering to installing a Linux distribution from scratch then you dont have to worry about this.

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Old 07-30-2003, 01:16 AM   #3
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Usually mkdir /mnt/<name you want to give it>

linux6.0?? I have never heard of that. Usually you have a distribution and release number.

# Linux Distribution links:
A Beginner's Guide to Choosing a Linux Distribution
Reasons to Choose or Not Choose Linux
LWN distro list
elinux Linux Distributions

# Pre-installation guides
GNU/Linux pre-installation checklist
The Pre-Installation Help File

# Partitioning
Linux Partition HOWTO
Rute - Partitions, File Systems, Formatting, Mounting

# Linux filesystem structure
Directory Navigation Help File
Filesystems, Directories, and Devices Help File
Proper Filesystem Layout
 
Old 07-30-2003, 01:38 AM   #4
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and well i am using disk druid... when i put in a mount point it talks about it not being in the root. The fact is I just got in my new pc, and I wanted to go ahead and try linux out, so there are no other os on it just dos as far as now... I am booting from a cd.
-stephen

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Old 07-30-2003, 01:53 AM   #5
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also when i enter a mount pont it accepts when i press ok to continue instalation it says you must assign a root"/"partition to the linux native partition(ext2) for the install to proceed.
-stephen

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Old 07-30-2003, 02:19 AM   #6
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There is a reason I post things, really!
---look-->Proper Filesystem Layout<---look
---look-->Linux Partition HOWTO<---look
---look-->Rute - Partitions, File Systems, Formatting, Mounting<---look

Disk druid sounds like you have an old version of Mandrake and I suggest going a newer version with release 9.0 as it seems stable to me on my boxen.

# Cheap CDs
Discount Linux CDs
Linux Central
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ComputerHelperGuy

Mandrake 9.0 Chapter 2. Installation with DrakX

# Mandrake links
Mandrake home page
Mandrake Users website
Easy urpmi config for Mandrake
urpmi mini-HOWTO
Easy software management: Red Carpet
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rpmfind
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An Introduction to the Midnight Commander. You can install it by commanding:
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Old 07-30-2003, 02:27 AM   #7
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i just bought my new pc i am broke and since we are about to move we didnt get dsl so i have 56 k. also is it a possibility that my harddrive is too large for my version of linux? I am wokring with 80gb. - Stephen

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Old 07-30-2003, 10:15 AM   #8
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Thanks for all your help, I got through almost the whole setup its' formatting the swap as I type this.

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Old 08-02-2003, 01:06 PM   #9
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I believe many of you will be glad to know , I have finally got redhat 9!
 
  


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