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I am installing debian and have a problem of understanding (ie, I have read all the docs, plus some HOW TO):
what don't I understand ?? I am partitioning my PC and I am using cfdisk
for this, I want to create 8 partitions
swap,/,/var,/var/mail,/usr,/usr/local,/home and /tmp, I understand that I
am limited to 4 primary partitions but I can create logical partitions, so
I have done a primary partition for swap,/,/home and the rest are logical
partitions, fine! Now, carrying on the steps of the boot-floppy, I am asked
to initialise the partitions and to assign their role (swap,/,/usr...) and
here is the problem: I can only choose the 3 primary partitions I have done
and only THE FIRST logical partition to which I have to choose between /usr
or /var or other to put in; How do I then create all the other partitions ??
Please don't just reply with one or two words because I have tried a lot of things and I really need someone to take of its time to explain and guide me.
Did you create an extended partition for the logicals?
The extended partition is the container to which the logicals reside and is one of the 4 primaries. So after creating swap, /, /home, create an extended partition. Its size should be rest of the unallocated disk space. Then you can create the rest of the partitions.