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Old 10-03-2008, 05:36 PM   #1
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Exclamation primary partition query





To add a partition in Disk Druid, follow these steps from the main Disk Druid window:



1. Select New. A window appears, enabling you to create a new partition.
2. Type the name of the Mount Point (the directory where this partition will connect to the
Linux file system). You need at least a root (/) partition and a swap partition.
3. Select the type of file system to be used on the partition. You can select from Linux native
(ext2 or preferably ext3), software RAID, Linux swap (swap), physical volume (LVM), or
Windows FAT (vfat).
4. Type the number of megabytes to be used for the partition (in the Size field). If you want
this partition to grow to fill the rest of the hard disk, you can put any number in this field
(1 will do fine).
5. If you have more than one hard disk, select the disk on which you want to put the parti-
tion from the Allowable Drives box.
6. Type the size of the partition (in megabytes) into the Size (MB) box.
7. Select one of the following Additional Size Options:
n Fixed size — Click here to use only the number of megabytes you entered into the
Size text box when you create the partition.
n Fill all space up to (MB) — If you want to use all remaining space up to a certain
number of megabytes, click here and fill in the number. (You may want to do this if
you are creating a VFAT partition up to the 2048MB limit that Disk Druid can create.)
n Fill to maximum allowable size — If you want this partition to grow to fill the rest of
the disk, click here. 8. Optionally, select Force to Be a Primary Partition.

9. Select OK if everything is correct. (The changes don’t take effect until several steps later
when you are asked to begin installing the packages.)







-------- i am using diskdruid for partitioning my HDD to install FC9.
now in the above section .... in the 8th point i can optionally make a partition primary.

Will there be any problem if i do not make any of my
partition( / ,/boot etc) primary???
what does this primary option there for..
i mean what's its function??
 
Old 10-03-2008, 05:39 PM   #2
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i am a newbie...
i am srry to ask such a simple question....to all of u
and waste ur precious time
but i need to know the answer of such things
plzz help me
 
Old 10-03-2008, 05:51 PM   #3
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It used to be the case that the Fedora installer (called Anaconda) required a primary partition else the install would fail. Linux itself (and the boot-loaders) doesn't require any primary partitions at all.

BTW, don't use bold/colours - the red highlighting was ok, but not the blue. Things like that might just make people ignore your thread.
And real the rules re "bumping" our own thread.
 
Old 10-03-2008, 06:12 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by syg00 View Post
It used to be the case that the Fedora installer (called Anaconda) required a primary partition else the install would fail. Linux itself (and the boot-loaders) doesn't require any primary partitions at all.

BTW, don't use bold/colours - the red highlighting was ok, but not the blue. Things like that might just make people ignore your thread.
And real the rules re "bumping" our own thread.


thanx a lot and srry if i have offended u..
i just wished to highlight my view
but its ok....
i can ask my questions without using them
thanks once again for the nice suggestion
 
Old 10-03-2008, 06:23 PM   #5
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And read the rules re "bumping" our own thread.
And as Far as bumping is concerned my first and second post
are within 1 minute of succession..
and i guess, this cant be regarded as bumping
 
Old 10-03-2008, 06:36 PM   #6
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In which case you should have edited your original post, not added a new one.
 
  


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