LinuxQuestions.org
Register a domain and help support LQ
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 06-10-2004, 12:17 AM   #1
92GTA
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2004
Location: Bakersfield CA
Distribution: Debian Sid
Posts: 24

Rep: Reputation: 15
I need install help quick!!!


During Debian install, it won't let me continue without letting the installer format the drive. I already have it configured correctly but it doesn't care.

The point is that if I let the installer delete the existing ext3 and swap that I made with Partition Magic 8, it will want to use ALL empty space that it sees left on the harddrive which means it formats a small portion I don't want it to because then windows won't be able to boot. I don't know what it's called, but I know there isa portion of the hard drive, the MBR maybe, that isn't on the partition it's self and for some reason Debians installer just sees it as empty space.

How do I get around this and just force Debian to use my existing formatted partitions?

Last edited by 92GTA; 06-10-2004 at 01:05 AM.
 
Old 06-10-2004, 02:52 AM   #2
XavierP
Moderator
 
Registered: Nov 2002
Location: Kent, England
Distribution: Lubuntu
Posts: 19,176
Blog Entries: 4

Rep: Reputation: 430Reputation: 430Reputation: 430Reputation: 430Reputation: 430
Personally, I would not have formatted the empty space. Whenever I have had to use PMx, I normally just create unformatted free space and then let the installer do all the work. I have never had a problem with that method.
 
  


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
Quick Install Question eggoz Linux - Software 2 09-20-2004 08:26 PM
quick install question! ajbrouwe Slackware 9 07-18-2004 06:48 AM
quick tip for those soon to install phalse Red Hat 3 04-09-2004 03:57 PM
Quick 8.1 install question moger Slackware 8 12-18-2002 07:52 PM
Quick Install Question steven Linux - Software 1 08-14-2001 10:37 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:19 AM.

Main Menu
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
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration