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Old 07-27-2003, 04:14 AM   #1
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Patitions not used (REDHAT 8.9)


Hi,

I just installed Redhat 8.0 with all the optional partitions for /opt, /tmp, /usr, /usr/local ...

anyway, it worked fine but it seems actually that everything in loaded in partition / (/dev/hda1/) and it is almost full.

How can I really use the partitions that I created - and - for now how can I add space to partition / ?

Alf
 
Old 07-27-2003, 06:57 AM   #2
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hi,
If you have free space on your disk you can create new partition
fdisk /dev/hda
follow the instructions , m for the help.
but i think it s better for you to reinstall and suggest the following partitions ( of for course depending on your size disk suppose 20 giga
/dev/hda1 /win98 for win$ if you want it !!!! 6 giga
/dev/hda2 /boot 50 Mega
/dev/hda3 / 800 mega
/dev/hda4 -------> extended
/dev/hda5 swap 256M
/dev/hda6 /usr 6 Giga
/dev/hda7 /home 2 Giga

/dev/hda8 /var 3 Giga fro web, ftp anonymous ...

If you reinstall again you don't lost your data even you format / , /usr

best regards
 
Old 07-27-2003, 06:58 AM   #3
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It's possible that you made a mistake at install time, use the command " fdisk -l " to verify that your partitions do indeed exist, next test one of your partitions, use command " mount /dev/hdaN /tmp " N being the partition number you choose as /tmp. Next you'll have to edit /etc/fstab so that /tmp is mounted at boot time, repeat the steps for all remaining partitions. To be honest with you, if I were to get into this scenario I would back up essential data and reinstall the system, even in work, I'd stay back late backing up and reinstalling rather than risk the nightmare of making a mistake.
 
Old 07-27-2003, 01:02 PM   #4
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Thanks for the help. It was a mistake during the installation. I reinstalled it again and made sure to assign the proper directorie for each partition. The partition concept under LINUX is totally different from Windoz. It is much more powerful.

Actually I'm planning to do it again with different partition size for / and /boot (as I assigned 1GB partition for each).

Alf
 
Old 07-27-2003, 01:41 PM   #5
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Great, use the " auto partition " option at install time, it will give you an idea how red hat partition the disk, eg workstation creates
/boot
/
SWAP
And server creates
/boot
/
/home
/usr
/var
SWAP
After you see the default partition scheme you'll have an idea of the essentials, then you can adjust the scheme to suit your usages, eg you may be using your server for www, ftp and samba, in this case you may want to increase the size of you /var and your /home partitions. The partition scheme is very good alright.

Last edited by mrhyde; 07-27-2003 at 01:42 PM.
 
Old 07-27-2003, 09:58 PM   #6
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I didn't want to use the automatic partitining as I have a win2000 insalled on the same disk and I didn't want to mess with it.
But if it safe, then I'll try it now and see how it will work

Alf
 
Old 07-28-2003, 03:52 AM   #7
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Be careful, there is a function at install time to " remove all partitions " on the disk, select " remove linux partitions "
 
  


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