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Old 10-11-2004, 03:24 PM   #1
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Hello there,
I am installing debian and have a problem of understanding (ie, I have read all the docs, plus some HOW TO):

what don't I understand ?? I am partitioning my PC and I am using cfdisk
for this, I want to create 8 partitions
swap,/,/var,/var/mail,/usr,/usr/local,/home and /tmp, I understand that I
am limited to 4 primary partitions but I can create logical partitions, so
I have done a primary partition for swap,/,/home and the rest are logical
partitions, fine! Now, carrying on the steps of the boot-floppy, I am asked
to initialise the partitions and to assign their role (swap,/,/usr...) and
here is the problem: I can only choose the 3 primary partitions I have done
and only THE FIRST logical partition to which I have to choose between /usr
or /var or other to put in; How do I then create all the other partitions ??

Please don't just reply with one or two words because I have tried a lot of things and I really need someone to take of its time to explain and guide me.

Old 10-11-2004, 03:40 PM   #2
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Just create a / then extended then swap then the rest for home.You don't need var var, usr usr, you are making this way too complicated.
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Did you create an extended partition for the logicals?

The extended partition is the container to which the logicals reside and is one of the 4 primaries. So after creating swap, /, /home, create an extended partition. Its size should be rest of the unallocated disk space. Then you can create the rest of the partitions.


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