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Old 07-17-2004, 07:04 PM   #1
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Partitioning


Alright folks, I appologise in advance for the stupiditude of this question:

I'm installing Yellow Dog Linux on a PowerMac 8600, but I found an external hard drive case with 4 seagate 18 GB hard drives in it [which I am installing Linux onto one of] I've 'initialised' them using the disk utility in the mac, and When I run the install program for linux [Anaconda], it gets up to the Partitioning screen, and each time I try to Partiton the hard drive correctly for linux it tells me:

"Could not allocate requested partitions>"

and then

"You have not defined a root partition (/), which is required for installation of Yellow Dog Linux to continue."

So how do I make a 'root partition'?

Thanks,
Wriston

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Old 07-17-2004, 07:12 PM   #2
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use the partitioning tool of linux.
make a / partition, and the other how you like. I would say a /home partition would be great too. also a SWAP and a /boot partition.
 
Old 07-17-2004, 07:30 PM   #3
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I can't get passed the partitioning screen on the install disk.. unless I misunderstand what you're saying. I tried making a "/" partition and got the same crap responces..
 
Old 07-17-2004, 07:39 PM   #4
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make these partitions:

"/"
"/home"
"/boot"
"SWAP"


if it doesn't work...I really don't know, sorry then!
Boby

PS: "/", "/home", "/boot" have to be ext3
 
Old 07-17-2004, 07:48 PM   #5
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I'm using the 'Disk Druid' utility, and each time I attempt to make a new partition it tells me that it ' could not allloocate the crappy partitions".. I don't know if this makes a difference, but It has.. wait, hold on , I may have gotten it, I editied the "hfs" partition that was the majority of the drive to "/" we'll see

thanks
 
Old 07-20-2004, 02:54 AM   #6
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Maybe you should try to defragment your hard disk before you partition, probably there are dead clusters in the space you are partitioning. You can always use a defragmenter or scandisk. Try it. It may help.
 
  


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