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Old 04-27-2005, 02:09 AM   #1
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I did not know about logical volumes

I had just updated - reinstalled - my RH9 to a Fedore Core 3.
I did not know about the Logical volumes that automatically combined partitions on drive 1 and 2 into one mounted volume. In my attempts to do something with the hdb2 partition - not knowing that it was already in use - I killed my installation.

I went happily on the way to reinstall - I had not lost anything but some time and learned a lot. But now I thought that maybe others could learn from that one too and so I wrote a series of post on forum dot WeDoLinux dot com describing all the steps I took to get from a fresh install to a system in which I can work.

This series will be extended as I go. It is specific to my hardware and other setup but I'm sure that it might help other with things like
nvidia drivers
Gnome to Desktop switch including the login screen
installing with yum
customizing the system
second hard drive

so - head over to forum dot wedolinux dot com and see it it helps.

Old 04-27-2005, 02:46 AM   #2
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why din't you just type out the url? secondly, why not post here, instead of using this site to spam?
Old 04-27-2005, 03:53 AM   #3
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I tried to but this board did not let me ;-)
I must have five post before I'm allowed to post a URL because of the possibility of spam.

But let's see if this works in a reply - that URL is

Why not posing here? I wrote it once and then spread the word where it is over several boards,
I feel it's more in the spirit of hyper-linking.
Old 04-27-2005, 05:19 AM   #4
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Yes I understand you gezi. As I see it, this is *not* spam. I feel concerned by the way "someone" answered to you, because I did get similar answers myself.

Why not post here?

Linking is the basic building-block of the WWW. So it's nothing bad.
And believe me, when you answer the same question for tens of users, and then again for several forums, you're *really* fed up with answering this question. Besides, this is a waste of energy, and a waste of knowledge, because each time you think about different details, and it's much better to add all those details to a single article.
This is why I created the Linux section on my site, and this is why I use links to my site too.

This is not spam. This is not for a "counter" (I don't have one). This is not for revenue (visiting is free). All the world is not in

Old 04-27-2005, 07:31 AM   #5
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Let's move back on topic

I personally find it asking too much for me to go elsewhere to read someone's problem, so I choose not to. Do I consider the above spamming? No, just inconvenient.

Old 04-27-2005, 10:26 AM   #6
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If I understand correctly, he's not writing about a "problem"! He's writing about how he solved a problem he had, and is giving a link to his solution. I find it a nice thing to do.


[edit]OK, the presentation (splitted in multiple forum posts) is not attractive, but the content is there nonetheless, and it might help someone in the future.[/edit]

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