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Old 01-22-2005, 12:22 AM   #1
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Fdisk help


I am following the step by step manual on Gentoos website and am doing a stage-3

im not very good with fdisk. right now I have created my Linux and linux swap parditions /dev/hda1 and /dev/hda2


but then the manual goes on, and they skip /dev/hda3, but this now shows up as a 'whole disk'

it then says to go on and creat /dev/hda4-6 for my /usr, /var and /home partitions

but I cant creat them now, becouse of the whole disk think, and it doesnt tell anything about that? Im kinda new at this and would Like some help

I am refering to this manual.... Right after setting up linux swap, thanks.

http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handboo...ok_part1_chap4
 
Old 01-22-2005, 12:56 AM   #2
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When you created partitions 1 and 2 , they where likely primary partitions. Now, they want you to make #3 as an Extended partition which will use up the entire rest of the drive. After you have that set up, then you create more partitions which will be logical partitions. These are inside the Extended partition.
 
Old 01-22-2005, 03:05 PM   #3
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I still cant figure it out

It all makes sence, but onces I get my extended partition as /dev/hda3 then whenI go to make logical partitions 4, 5 and 6 I cant becouse it says logical partitons can only be 5 and over? I would really like to solve this, with fdisk. this is what I need to setup

somthing similar to this

Device Flag------Start----End-------Blocks-------Id------System

/dev/hda1--------0--------488-------499712-----83------Linux native
/dev/hda2--------488-----976-------499712-----82------Linux swap
/dev/hda3--------0--------8635------8842240---5-------Whole disk
/dev/hda5--------976-----1953------1000448---83------Linux native
/dev/hda5--------1953----2144-----195584-----83------Linux native
/dev/hda6--------2144----8635-----6646784----83------Linux native

I have exatualy 20gb harddrive am am doing a stage3 tarball thanks for the help. the above isnt mine, but an example from gentoos handbook

EDIT: I figured it out thanks

Last edited by GUIPenguin; 01-22-2005 at 04:02 PM.
 
Old 01-22-2005, 04:24 PM   #4
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I get my extended partition as /dev/hda3 then whenI go to make logical partitions 4, 5 and 6 I cant becouse it says logical partitons can only be 5 and over?
When you make /dev/hda3 as the extended partition to use up the rest of the disk, #4 is skipped over. Probably because 1-4 are candiates for primary partitions. So, the first available logical partition is going to be #5.

Last edited by homey; 01-22-2005 at 10:08 PM.
 
  


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