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Old 05-22-2004, 05:38 PM   #1
annihilate
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mount point for /dev/hda2 (my boot partition)


Hi there, am in the middle of installing Slackware 9.1 from the iso cd1.
My partitions are:
/dev/hda1 Windows XP 30GB
/dev/hda2 Boot 100MB
/dev/hda3 Swap 2048MB
/dev/hda4 Root 25GB

I am at a point in the install now where it is asking me to specify where I want /dev/hda2 mounted. I have no idea what to put here. Can anyone tell me what should commonly go there, so that I can continue my install

Thanks

EDIT: I think I've got it, I put in /root and that seems to be the right thing

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Old 05-22-2004, 08:55 PM   #2
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normall the boot partition is /boot

/root worked because it is a valid mount point. First find out if you can just add LILO to your MBR...then you won't need a boot partition. /root is like the home directory for the root user I think
 
Old 05-22-2004, 08:57 PM   #3
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Hi.

If you're using a boot partition, then that should be mounted at /boot.

So, you should have:
/dev/hda1 - /mnt/windows or /windows or similar
/dev/hda2 - /boot
/dev/hda3 - (not mounted)
/dev/hda4 - /

Dave
 
Old 05-23-2004, 02:50 AM   #4
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Sorry my typing mistake.
I did infact put /boot
I checked my fstab file and it does say /dev/hda2 /boot
Thanks for your reply though, it made me check what I put just to make sure
 
Old 05-23-2004, 03:34 AM   #5
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It might be a bit late now, but you can make life easier for yourself in case of disaster if you have a separate /home partition too.

That way, if your system is damaged to the point of needing re-installed, then all your files and program settings can be left alone while your / partition is formatted and re-installed.

It's not something I'd worry about though.
 
Old 05-23-2004, 03:38 AM   #6
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That's a good idea, a friend recommended also /usr and /var as other partitions. But I'm still new to linux so didn't want to start mucking about with extended partitions Anyway, it's all up and running now exept for a few things, but I have work now, but will be posting some questions later on.

Thanks again
 
  


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