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Old 11-18-2003, 09:10 AM   #1
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Stuck at cfdisk


I am using a Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 r0 "Woody" system disk. I am at the step to Partition the disk; and I am stuck at the cfdisk display. I have read the man page on cfdisk; and the Instruction Manual at Debian.org; but I am still lost.

My Monitor display:

Disk Drive /dev/hda1
Size 40020664320 Bytes
Heads:255 Sectors...: 63 Cylinders: 4865
Name:hda1
Flags: Boot
Partition type: Primary
FS Tuype
Size: 40015.9 MB

What in the world do I do next; and how do I get back to the Main menu???

Help, please!
EH

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Last edited by mcleodnine; 11-18-2003 at 12:37 PM.
 
Old 11-18-2003, 02:08 PM   #2
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Re: Stuck at cfdisk

Quote:
Originally posted by fof3
I am using a Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 r0 "Woody" system disk. I am at the step to Partition the disk; and I am stuck at the cfdisk display. I have read the man page on cfdisk; and the Instruction Manual at Debian.org; but I am still lost.

My Monitor display:

Disk Drive /dev/hda1
Size 40020664320 Bytes
Heads:255 Sectors...: 63 Cylinders: 4865
Name:hda1
Flags: Boot
Partition type: Primary
FS Tuype
Size: 40015.9 MB

What in the world do I do next; and how do I get back to the Main menu???

Help, please!
EH

...moved to the Linux - Newbie forum.
Wrong Question, what do you want to do?
Do you have win on your HD ? Should it remain there ?
Do you want to create a new partition to put debian on it ?
Do you have already Debian on your HD and want for some reason another partition.................

CB
 
Old 06-02-2004, 06:14 PM   #3
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I am about to Install Debian 'woody' also and am a little lost on cfdisk man pages. I need to partition my 40 gig hd and am wondering if the first four partitions should be primary (this is a dedicated hd for Debian) . In cfdisk when one chooses the primary option, there is no mention of a mount point except for swap which is number 82.
I installed media linux which also uses cfdisk and i found it strange that when i went to reformat the drive using system commander that the 'swap' preceded the root partition.
I 'm looking for a tutorial on how to make about five or six partitions in Debian . I see no good tutorials on cfdisk but I am still looking. I see cfdisk as my primary stumbling block in installing.
Thanks for any help.
 
Old 06-02-2004, 06:19 PM   #4
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i think i found one
http://www.camel.cz/camel/docs/DebianGuide/node102.html
 
Old 06-02-2004, 06:45 PM   #5
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Here is another one; http://www.knoppix.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3311 you will get the hang of it.
 
Old 06-02-2004, 08:46 PM   #6
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and yet another for initializing the partition
http://csciun1.mala.bc.ca:8080/~juhl...Partition.html

Part of the answer i was looking for. I think these two tutorials should explain my problem with cfdisk.
 
Old 06-02-2004, 09:03 PM   #7
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The way I understand it is that after the partitions are created in sequence and written to disk using all the free space in cfdisk:
boot Primary linux ext2
Primary Linux Swap
Primary Linux ext2
Primary Linux ext2
extended Linux ext2
extended Linux ext2
That is 4 primary and two extended. One quits this screen and is presented with a menu to activate a new swap partition. One is prompted to the next menu after that task is completed to initialize and mount the seperate partitions created initially. I would assume at that point one is given the choice to indicate the mount point as being /var or /usr ; /home etc.


{edit}
tried it the way mentioned above on Debian "woody", however, many other issues.

Last edited by subjazz; 06-05-2004 at 04:36 PM.
 
  


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