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Old 10-17-2004, 12:01 AM   #1
kardinal
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Need help partitioning College Linux


I just switched over to linux from windows (although I've got some minimal linux exp) and was using Mandrake 10.0. From the last time I used Mandrake (8.0 or so) it has really kind of gone down hill IMO. There were TONS of incompatibilities and my nvidia drivers wouldn't install it was just a mess. So now I've decided to try college linux. I know how to partition drives but I can't seem to get this to work the way I'd like it to. Here is my situation:

I have two drives

hda : 30gb
hdb : 160gb

I'd like them to be partitioned as such:

hda1 = /root (10gb)
hda2 = /usr (18.5gb)
hda3 = swap (1500mb)

hdb1 = /home (160gb)

The college linux installer will try and make me declare a root drive whenever I use cfdisk from within their installer.

How can I set it up like this when the installer tells me to choose certain numbers for different mount points on one drive?
 
Old 10-17-2004, 11:19 AM   #2
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Try setting the flag for your root partition as bootable. Haven't used cfdisk in a while but if I remember correctly, that should do it.

 
Old 10-17-2004, 12:38 PM   #3
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That's how I've been doing it.
 
Old 10-17-2004, 12:55 PM   #4
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Talking

Hmmm don't know then. Go to this site:

http://jetblackz.cjb.net/

The info there has gotten me out of numerous jams.
I'll look into it some more when I get my box back up (currently dealing with a KDE upgrade catastrophe) and post anything I find.

 
Old 10-17-2004, 01:28 PM   #5
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Hrmmm. Well then let me ask this.


I'm not quite sure that what I need has to be done in cfdisk (and the CollegeLinux installer).
Obviously Linux is going to make /home by its self if I do not specify which partition to put it on because it did it last night, so how can I change it after the install?

Is there a way to delete that mountpoint from startup and replace it with hdb1?
 
  


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