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Old 12-09-2004, 01:49 PM   #1
bpellet314
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Partitioning Using DISK DRUID


Hi All. I am trying to install LINUX 9.0 using DISK DRUID instead of the auto partitioning. I have added:
/
/boot
/swap

When I try to add /usr it goes into an "extended partition". Every other file wants to go there (/home etc). Is this correct? How do I get the other needed files out there?

Also should the / mountpoint be the entire disk except for a small boot and small swap?

Thanks I am really a newbie.

Bob
 
Old 12-09-2004, 01:59 PM   #2
Rubedogg
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Pellet,
Linux 9??? What distro are you installing, sounds like Red Hat?

As for the mount points, you are correct in what you have, except swap is not mounted as /swap. You should be able to format a small partition as swap and leave it alone, everything else should be automatically done. I personally have /, swap, /home, and /tmp. Everything else should be put into it's default place automatically. Even while using disk druid.
If you wanted to have more control of how much each mount point should have, you could parition the disk with a lot of partitions, each mounted to various points, i.e.
hda1 /
hda2 /home
hda3 /usr
hda4 /tmp
hda5 /var
hda6 /boot
swap
....it could go on and on.
 
  


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