LinuxQuestions.org
Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 02-01-2005, 02:45 PM   #1
zlyoga
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2004
Posts: 7

Rep: Reputation: 0
setting up Debian


I'm installing Debian and I'm at the part where I'm configuring the partitions.

There're 2 fields that I can change and I'm not sure what I'm supposed to make them do...

they currentally say
use as: do not use
and
bootable flag: off


when I look at the menu for the use as field I get the following choices:
ext3 journaling file system
Ext2 file system
reiserfs journaling file system
jfts journaling file system
xfs journaling file system
fat16 file system
fat32 file system
swap area
physical volume for LVM
physical volume for RAID
do not use the partition

what one should i choose? All those choices except for do not use mean nothing to me o.0

and for bootable flag am i correct in assuming i want that ot be on?
 
Old 02-01-2005, 02:51 PM   #2
Matir
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Nov 2004
Location: San Jose, CA
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 8,507

Rep: Reputation: 124Reputation: 124
Use either ext3 or reiserfs for your main partition, swap for your swap partition. The debate between ext3 and reiserfs is well covered both on these forums and many other websites, but both will work for most usages.
 
Old 02-01-2005, 02:52 PM   #3
zlyoga
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2004
Posts: 7

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Quote:
Originally posted by Matir
Use either ext3 or reiserfs for your main partition, swap for your swap partition. The debate between ext3 and reiserfs is well covered both on these forums and many other websites, but both will work for most usages.
What exactally is a swap partition?^^
 
Old 02-01-2005, 05:32 PM   #4
RodimusProblem
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2004
Distribution: Knoppix 3.6
Posts: 135

Rep: Reputation: 15
Quote:
What exactally is a swap partition?^^
Part of the hard drive set aside to be used as extra RAM.

Also note that if you mark more than one partition bootable you're in for trouble (invalid partitions).

In the list of partitions there's a little lightning bolt next to partitions that will have the bootable flag set.

Best to leave the bootable flag alone and install Lilo in MBR.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Debian and setting up sendmail IRISH Debian 1 09-06-2005 01:32 PM
Setting an IP address in Debian rjshirts Linux - Networking 12 01-13-2005 08:30 PM
Setting Network in Debian John_Emad Linux - Networking 12 12-27-2004 03:17 AM
Setting up a Debian Server flamesrock Debian 14 06-15-2004 01:59 PM
A little help setting up cyrus on Debian if you will. cirofren Linux - Newbie 2 10-23-2003 01:02 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:42 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration