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Old 08-12-2005, 02:10 AM   #1
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Partition trouble


Ive been trying to install linux on my laptop and coming across multiple problems with downloaded copies I was able to get a book from the library that had a linux cd also its Red hat 6.0 either way I just want to intall this version if possible the problem I have is with the partition, Did have windows 98 installed but I didnt care for it and I deleted that partition, However creating the new one's correctly im not too sure about, I made one partion a swap and then I made another native linux one and I put a mount /linux. And when i go to continue it says that my mount does not have ext. 2. I am not sure exactly what i need to do for the amount and if there is another partition required? cany anyone help me out? thanks
 
Old 08-12-2005, 04:14 AM   #2
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You should not mount your root parition to /linux, it should be mounted on /

The ext2 error is that you do not have an ext2 filesystem on your root partition. In RedHat you can parition the disk at the installation and I suggest that you use ext3 instead of ext2, since the former has journal, and the former hasn't.

IMO it's a shame that Red Hat doesn't support ReiserFS.
 
Old 08-12-2005, 04:46 AM   #3
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boot cdrom
use cfdisk to create partitions
/ -for root
and rest for your liking.
also give it about 600M of SWAP
 
Old 08-12-2005, 04:49 AM   #4
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also give it about 600M of SWAP
A nice rule to follow is your current RAM times two but no more than 1 Gb.
 
Old 08-12-2005, 04:53 AM   #5
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th3_tr00p3r didn't mention that he's got such a little space. Do you see it? I do not!
Everything is relative. I gave just an example. Let me put it as a parfume sample. Use it but not for taking
 
Old 08-12-2005, 05:02 AM   #6
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I didn't mean anything offensive. Just that you told him to make it 600 Mb and I could not see why since he haven't said if he has 2 Gb of RAM or just 32 Mb. So I think that replying with a thumb rule would be better than a fixed size that will not be optimized for most people.
 
Old 08-12-2005, 05:08 AM   #7
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Thumbs up

point taken!
Slackware Handbook actually urges users set SWAP for about 5% of root partition
 
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Slackware Handbook actually urges users set SWAP for about 5% of root partition
Noted!
 
  


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