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Old 01-12-2011, 07:03 PM   #16
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I think that there's a lot to learn about linux before trying to just build.
I have a little over a year in linux and I've gotten a lot of help in these forums, but linux is geared toward learning.
A lot of the information that you receive here is to put you on a path to successful installation.
Just about every piece of advice was a path to answer, in almost every linux distrobution it says to seek the answers and then look for help. Even in this forum posting rules states that they want to know what you tried, basically help you help yourself.
 
Old 01-12-2011, 11:25 PM   #17
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hey thanks for the info ive been reading that but for some reason i cant partition about 146 gb of my hard drive is says it has no free sectors do you know what that is? thanks
 
Old 01-12-2011, 11:30 PM   #18
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what i can do with it is partition the whole thing or just a little bit of it after that i cant partition it anymore?
 
Old 01-12-2011, 11:35 PM   #19
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I don't want to be bad, but at this time I will do this part. LFS will only work, if you even have a basic knowledge about how a OS works. You can't and will not learn nothing by just cut and paste. The manual is for people that understand what is written. Cut and Paste will bring you to exactly that. you learn cut and paste, but not Linux. I will happily support you on your way to that, but please learn even the basics. Just use a mainstream distro for getting a feeling.
 
Old 01-12-2011, 11:40 PM   #20
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i understand im trying to help myself im not asking to build this thing over night im asking about partitioning using fdisk on the terminal im kinda stuck it wont let me partion anymore and i still have 146 gb left its saying it doesnt have anymore free sectors? right now im using three computers two to read off of and the other to partition.
 
Old 01-12-2011, 11:46 PM   #21
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im not cut and paste im typing everything in im using ubuntu 10.10. believe it or not im actually going real slow with this im in no hurry to get it done. i really dont know how to explain except if it wasnt for me hearing about lfs and getting interested in it i wouldnt even try to partition using the terminal or fdisk cfdisk parted partprobe etc.
 
Old 01-12-2011, 11:52 PM   #22
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I don't want two offend you, so please forgive me for my post:
1. You are not able to give as a post that is punctuated at all.
2. You don't have a basic understanding of even one shell (for example bash)
3. You don't have even an an understanding of the things an operating system is intended to do.
Means, sorry when (not if) I have to say that, you have no clue, please even if I may sound conservative , you will not understand it, until you follow this recommendation.
Regarding LFS I have only one suggestion: Try to understand it, copy and paste is your enemy.
 
Old 01-12-2011, 11:58 PM   #23
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Lol it doesn't offend me but thanks anyway I guess I will try to figure it out myself.
 
Old 01-13-2011, 01:27 AM   #24
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First clue if you don't have adequate space to install, start by resizing partition using live-cd, gparted-live is a good one.


This 1 tells you how to resize partitions. You should use the live version(boot into it)
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tuto...torial152.html

If you try to do it on a mounted system you can destroy hdd, so it's better booting into live version
 
Old 01-17-2011, 10:11 PM   #25
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Im using fdisk on the terminal. I have plenty of space 147GB free space. The only problem I have is that every time I go to make another partition there is an error saying "no more free sectors" When I was reading about partitioning I read that cfdisk was a better program but i also have an error with that also it says fatal error bad primary partition 3: partition ends in the final partial cylinder press any key to exit cfdisk. Now the funny thing about that is i dont have a partition 3? thanks
 
Old 01-17-2011, 11:50 PM   #26
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How many partition do you have? The command 'fdisk -l' will show the partitions. It sounds like if you have more than one, one is spilling over into the next one.

This link may help also.

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Old 01-18-2011, 05:34 PM   #27
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that link.... I have 3 partions
 
Old 01-18-2011, 05:36 PM   #28
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partitions sorry
 
Old 01-18-2011, 06:46 PM   #29
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Hi,

could you please post the output of
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fdisk -l
as you know, if the existing partitions allocate the whole diskspace, you'll need a tool like gparted in order to resize one of the partitions. Once you've resized (decreased) one partition, you may use fdisk in order to create a new partition in the free space (I'd strongly recommend an extended partition with at least three logical partitions on it).

Markus

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Old 01-21-2011, 10:09 PM   #30
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device boot start end blocks Id system
/dev/sda1 1 18845 151367187+ 83 linux
/dev/sda4 37883 38914 8279041 5 extended
/dev/sda5 37883 38914 8279040 82 linux - swap/solaris
 
  


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