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Old 12-19-2001, 12:32 AM   #1
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partitioning question(s)

using slack8

here's my issue...

when i created my partitions, i goofed. I made my swap partition way way way too large (at least 1 GB too large)

Now that i have realised my folly, I want to change things around a bit.

Also, I am getting an error when booting tries to mount my logical drive at /dev/hdc6 which says that type default is incorrect. Sometimes I have no msgs when I mount that device manually without a -t arg but sometimes my system will say that it is mounting an unchecked fs and that I should run e2fsck.

my partitions and mounts are as follows (yes, my primary drive is /dev/hdc)

/dev/hdc1 as / (approx. 2GB)
/dev/hdc5 as swap (approx too big!)
/dev/hdc6 as /usr (approx 3GB)
/dev/hdc7 as /home (approx 3GB)

I only just recently installed the OS so if I am just totally FUBAR I am not against wiping and starting from scratch.

If you've checked my other msgs, here's a bit more info on what i've done since getting slack installed:

recompiled to kernal 2.4.5 (started with 2.2.18) booted fine, though i had to manually fix some stuff afterwards to get network/sound/X up
recompiled to kernal 2.4.16 (went much quicker after my trials with 2.4.5)
nearly ran out of disk space on / due to kernal compiles (and what I suspect is this partition/mounting issue)
installed freeamp (took a few tries and had to get the required packages installed, but it works)
still have no luck on my TV tuner work, though the apps work (and v4l works from what I can tell, just no picture/sound)
had no luck trying to install netscape 6.1 for Linux :/

incidentally, the trial version of the windows based Omni-NFS Server for Win 98/95 worked great as an NFS mount for installing slack. as far as I can tell, the trial version has no strings attached to it and is free for a period of time (just long enough for doing some installs hehe)

but right now partitions are my bane. should i just bite it as my learning-to-walk step and re-install or is there an 'easy' way to solve my issues?


Last edited by braincandy99; 12-19-2001 at 01:01 AM.
Old 12-19-2001, 01:00 AM   #2
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xmas is early

well partitions are now my bitch

what i did (please stomp on my bloated ego harshly if I did things badly)

went into cfdisk and deleted my /dev/hdc5 swap partition

created 2 new primary partitions at /dev/hdc3 and /dev/hdc4

created a new smaller /dev/hdc5 partition as a swap partition.

initially i couldn't set the 2 new primary partitions as ext2 using cfdisk/fdisk

so then i used mkfs on the 2 new partitions, and mounted them to new folders in /

now my swap is on the same device, but smaller. and i have 2 new partitions to wreak havoc upon.

also I switched my /hdc6 and /hdc7 mounts so that /usr was mounting on /hdc7 (moved the files) so I wouldn't have issues on booting without a /usr tree.

I am still having problems mounting /hdc6 on boot though..... should I just do a mkfs on it and then replace the files?

sorry for replying to my own post.... thought it would be more difficult and illogical


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