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Old 02-04-2010, 08:11 AM   #1
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No root file system defined? Suggestions?


So im trying to prepare my partitions for fresh installation. The partition manager didnt list anything with an error message that said:
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No root file system is defined. Please correct this from the partitioning menu?
This is what Gparted displays
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/dev/sda1 ext3 /tmp/boot
/dev/sda2 unknown
/dev/sda3 ext3 /tmp/opsys
I would appriciate any suggestions from you guys. Thanks for your time.

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Old 02-04-2010, 08:50 AM   #2
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So im trying to prepare my partitions for fresh installation. The partition manager could not list anything with an error message:

This is what Gparted displays

I would appriciate any suggestions from you guys. Thanks for your time.
I'd suggest letting your install program do the partitioning/formatting for you, at build time. Just making things more complicated by 'preparing' your disk first. You can modify the default partition size after the installer gives you a recommendation.

I've not seen an installer lately, that wouldn't have something to let you lay out the disks/LVM's, etc., at build time.

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Old 02-04-2010, 08:54 AM   #3
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A root filesystem would be "/" which you didn't have displayed. I second the idea of repartitioning while installing.
 
Old 02-04-2010, 08:57 AM   #4
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It sounds like you are in a live cd environment when you used gparted and thus the disks are mounted in tmp directories. When you are in the partitioning section of your installer, you just need to set your mount points. My guess is
PHP Code:
sda1 = /
sda2 = /swap
sda3 
= /home 
 
Old 02-04-2010, 09:10 AM   #5
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It sounds like you are in a live cd environment when you used gparted and thus the disks are mounted in tmp directories. When you are in the partitioning section of your installer, you just need to set your mount points. My guess is
PHP Code:
sda1 = /
sda2 = /swap
sda3 
= /home 
Hey thanks for the advise! How exactly do i set my mount points though?
 
Old 02-04-2010, 09:16 AM   #6
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I've never seen an installer that didn't ask during disk preparation. It might be called "set target" or "make target" or "set mount points."

If you aren't sure, then the above posts about letting the installer do it all for you might be a good idea if you aren't multibooting.

What distro are you using and what method (installation disk, live disk, USB)?
 
Old 02-04-2010, 09:51 AM   #7
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I've never seen an installer that didn't ask during disk preparation. It might be called "set target" or "make target" or "set mount points."

If you aren't sure, then the above posts about letting the installer do it all for you might be a good idea if you aren't multibooting.

What distro are you using and what method (installation disk, live disk, USB)?
I followed these rules all the way down to page 10 http://www.offensive-security.com/do...hd-install.pdf only come to find out there is nothing called "Backtrack Installer" in the system menu selection. Any suggestions?
 
Old 02-04-2010, 09:59 AM   #8
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I'm sorry, but I'm not in position to download that file.
 
Old 02-04-2010, 10:33 AM   #9
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I'd suggest letting your install program do the partitioning/formatting for you, at build time. Just making things more complicated by 'preparing' your disk first. You can modify the default partition size after the installer gives you a recommendation.

I've not seen an installer lately, that wouldn't have something to let you lay out the disks/LVM's, etc., at build time.
when i open install.sh i get this window that looks like this http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a63...titionfail.jpg with nothing listed
 
Old 02-04-2010, 10:35 AM   #10
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I'm sorry, but I'm not in position to download that file.
PDF? u sure bro? pdf isnt malicious. anyway if u dont want to click the link how do i set my mount points?
 
Old 02-04-2010, 11:06 AM   #11
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meh i guess my system is screwed. i dono. ive been looking for 4 days now and cant find out how to fix this. Ive mounted....
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mount /dev/sda1 /
mount /dev/sda2 swap
mount /dev/sda3 /home
the partition manager still displays nothing. When i click next i get an error that says
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No root file system is defined. Please correct this from the partitioning menu?
Again, this is what the partition manager is displaying:
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a63...titionfail.jpg

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Old 02-04-2010, 12:22 PM   #12
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I would think under edit partition tab there would be a place for mount points.

As for the .PDF I checked out the distro and anything I'm not familiar with that has the words "remote exploit" associated with it is a no-go until I know exactly what it is.

Once you are installed then editing /etc/fstab is how u set mount points.

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Old 02-04-2010, 12:31 PM   #13
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I'm actually on my phone right now, but it looks like you need to select new partition and I would expect that to ask for the mount point. Do it for /, and any other partitions you need/want.
 
Old 09-04-2010, 12:55 AM   #14
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you won't find any option on screen

Although, the error message suggests you to correct this problem from partitioning menu, but you won't find any option on screen.
I have found more details about the error at
http://www.articlesbase.com/data-rec...x-1508262.html
 
Old 09-04-2010, 06:51 AM   #15
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Although, the error message suggests you to correct this problem from partitioning menu, but you won't find any option on screen.
I have found more details about the error at
http://www.articlesbase.com/data-rec...x-1508262.html
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