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Old 08-26-2013, 12:58 PM   #1
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Root file not defined ?


Can some one help me with this?
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Old 08-26-2013, 01:31 PM   #2
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You have not marked a partition for the installer to use as the system partition (aka /-partition or root partition). Go back to the partitioner and define the partition in which you want the system to reside as the root partition.
 
Old 08-26-2013, 02:37 PM   #3
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is there any step by step demonstration?
 
Old 08-26-2013, 03:08 PM   #4
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That's what i am dealing with.
I select a partition (Free space 21.5 GB)
And then select add>
What to do i'm confused
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Old 08-26-2013, 03:11 PM   #5
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IIRC, on that second screenshot, you would choose the mount point to be either "/" or "/root" and that should designate that partition for the system to be installed onto. Let us know if that does not resolve the issue.
 
Old 08-26-2013, 03:16 PM   #6
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Yeah, just put / in the "mount point" box. It might be included in the drop-down menu.
 
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IIRC, on that second screenshot, you would choose the mount point to be either "/" or "/root" and that should designate that partition for the system to be installed onto. Let us know if that does not resolve the issue.
/root instead of / will not work. /root is the home folder of the root user, not the root partition.
 
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Thank you TobiSGD, I was afraid my memory was going to be a bit foggy on that one :P
 
Old 08-26-2013, 03:40 PM   #9
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ok lemme see what happens
 
Old 08-26-2013, 03:51 PM   #10
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What is SWAP SPACE?
 
Old 08-26-2013, 03:55 PM   #11
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Swap space is used for two things:
- Writing parts of the memory to it when the system's RAM gets full, so that the machine can still work (despite slower).
- Writing the contents of the memory and the machine state to it when you use hibernating.

If you don't use hibernation (suspend-to-disk) and don't have unusual large workloads you should be fine with 1GB as swap space. If you plan to use hibernation make the swap partition as least as big as your physical RAM.
 
Old 08-26-2013, 04:01 PM   #12
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Please elaborate this?
It occurs when i select / as mount device then select drive and click forward
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Old 08-26-2013, 04:08 PM   #13
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Reduce that 21.5 GB /dev/sda1 partition to 19.5 GB, then use that 2 GB free space as swap.
 
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While a swap space is not needed to run a Linux system (you can continue at that point of the installation and will still have a working install afterwards) it is not recommended to not have swap space. So the installer asks you if you want to go back to the partitioner and create a swap partition.
 
Old 08-27-2013, 05:28 AM   #15
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it worked!
I've installed BT5 and i'm logged in as Root
But why it still shows install backtrack 5 icon?
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