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Old 07-26-2008, 11:56 AM   #1
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Question yaaST2 problems


hi dudes........Im a newbie to linux......i wanted to install open suse 10.3 ...i wanted to install it in seprate paratation such taht i can use both windows and suse together......i selected custom paratation but i dunoo wat is mount how to mount......i got an error message...yaST2 needa a root partation to install assign a root mount point / to a partation pls help me.......

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Old 07-26-2008, 12:59 PM   #2
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How big is you,re hard drive ?
What is wrong with install proposal of suse ?
The install proposal of suse is mostly right , af course Not always
So backup all you,re data.
And if you need it keep you,re windows CD or DVD by the hand
IF you insist to do you,re way than LINUX need :
1)SWAP partition
2)Linux native partiton
3)Home partition
4)What did you like to use GRUB or LILO
5)Where did you like write GRUB or LILO
 
Old 07-27-2008, 02:13 AM   #3
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thanks for ur help....my hard drive is 400 gb....its asking for a mount point saying me to select anyone from this /root,/home,/var,...so on...wat is swap partation???.....while installing it asked me two options GREMO oR KID i selected GREMO...im very much new to this pls help me....

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Old 07-27-2008, 03:41 AM   #4
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I never heard about GREMO or KID , so please tell what it is .
Swap partition is use when you,re ram is fully used or when Hibernate the computer.
Before answering the mount point question where are you going to install GRUB OR LILO ?
Why are you afraid of using suses install proposal ? As stated before it normally created a dual boot of course there must free space enough to do so.And yes it can go wrong , but even when you make the choices you,re self it can go wrong
There is no such thing as no risk
 
Old 07-27-2008, 06:13 AM   #5
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I never heard about GREMO or KID , so please tell what it is .
Swap partition is use when you,re ram is fully used or when Hibernate the computer.
Before answering the mount point question where are you going to install GRUB OR LILO ?
Why are you afraid of using suses install proposal ? As stated before it normally created a dual boot of course there must free space enough to do so.And yes it can go wrong , but even when you make the choices you,re self it can go wrong
There is no such thing as no risk


wat is GRUB or LILO??? ....i too dunoo while installing open suse 10.3 it asked me to select GREMO or KID...i have 50 gb partation for suse anf have got 2gb ram....
 
Old 07-27-2008, 07:10 AM   #6
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wat is GRUB or LILO???
They are bootloaders. I suggest you google to find out more about them (and bootloaders in general).

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it asked me to select GREMO or KID
Perhaps you mean GNOME or KDE? Those two desktop environments. God knows what you're on about, if you're not talking about GNOME and KDE..

As far as partitions go, you need at least one partition for your Linux system - the root partition, to be mounted on /. / is the "root" of the filesystem hierarchy and all other directories are "under" it. Some people put /home, /var and /boot on separate partitions and there may be good reasons for doing so. Personally, I just have a single partition, which is obviously the simplest scenario. Edit: in short, if you just want to have one partition for Linux, then you'll want its mount point to be /. I would have thought openSUSE would do things like this automatically for you.

I suggest you take some time to find and read openSUSE's documentation.

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Old 07-27-2008, 07:43 AM   #7
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I would have thought openSUSE would do things like this automatically for you.
Yes it will that is why I was asking what is wrong with suse install proposal.
BUT he is persisting to use the expert option of suse install procedure
and than you have do decide how to install and where
If suse proposal suit you suse will do all the dirty work
 
  


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