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Pedroski 11-04-2009 06:10 PM

ext4 and / partition
I have an empty 30 GB partition, /dev/sda9, which is ext3. I also have a live CD Fedora. I ask it to install to sda9. It says you have not defined a mount point. I say mount / It says your image needs ext4. I say format sda9 to ext4. It says ext4 is not bootable.
So: I can't boot as ext4, and can't install as ext3.

How do I square the circle??

thorkelljarl 11-04-2009 06:32 PM

ext3 squares...

fedora says you need ext3 for /boot in fedora 11. See point 3.4.

You may use ext3 for /boot and ext4 for all else.

It might be easier if you formatted the partitions beforehand with a live-cd partitioning tool or used an installation CD/DVD rather than a live-cd to install.

syg00 11-04-2009 06:52 PM

Hmmm - the live-CD makes a lot of assumptions. I seem to recall it required a primary partition - for /boot no doubt.
I go get the 6 CD set - even though damn all is actually used on the latter disks.

Pedroski 11-04-2009 07:13 PM

So I need to divide the partition?? Define a /boot and a /??

Pedroski 11-04-2009 07:16 PM

how big should I define /boot

syg00 11-04-2009 07:18 PM

20 Meg is plenty - make it 200 so Anaconda doesn't whinge.

Pedroski 11-04-2009 07:38 PM

Is there a net-install image like there is for Debian?

thorkelljarl 11-04-2009 08:44 PM

For more...

You would have better luck for those basic fedora questions with Google and on a fedora forum. Try the one I posted in a link.

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