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Old 06-16-2004, 06:38 AM   #1
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Debian partitioning problems


I'm installing sarge via network and via floppy disks. Everything is just peachy so far, until I get to the partitioner, which is, well, not-so-peachy. It's not letting me partition my disk! Like, it lists RAID and LVM stuff, but the partitioning stuff isn't there on the menu ... ? I don't know what's going on ... ahhhh ... no partioning ... noooooooo ...

So what's up?
 
Old 06-16-2004, 12:00 PM   #2
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I'm not sure where exactly your problem lies. In my Sarge installations I've usually had partitions ready from previous Linux installations and the Sarge installer has showed them in a neat list. So I've just moved the highlighted area with cursor keys on top of the partition I've wanted to use for Debian, and then I've pressed Enter, which gave me more options.

Anyway, you might want to read the installation manual to get an overview about how the installation is supposed to proceed.

http://http.us.debian.org/debian/dis...n/ch06s03.html
 
Old 06-16-2004, 06:06 PM   #3
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Right - I've installed debian a gazillion times on this laptop. Usually there's a listing of my partitions in that menu with the raid and lvm choices ... I think you know what I mean. But in the net install, there's just a big blank spot. I could mount the drive myself during the install if that's what it forgot to do, but I doubt it. It's kinda insteresting but a bit frustrating at the same time - it's taken, like, months to get to this point, and I don't even have a working system
 
Old 06-16-2004, 06:50 PM   #4
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You can check out here what bugs have been currently reported in Sarge installer:

http://bugs.qa.debian.org/cgi-bin/debian-installer.cgi

I guess you're pretty tired with installation attempts by now, but remember that the Sarge installer is still under work and that bugs are likely to occur. My advice is to wait a bit and to test the daily builds every now and then. Here's a link to the daily built installation floppies:

http://people.debian.org/~joeyh/d-i/.../daily/floppy/
 
  


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