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Old 06-10-2004, 01:17 AM   #1
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I need install help quick!!!

During Debian install, it won't let me continue without letting the installer format the drive. I already have it configured correctly but it doesn't care.

The point is that if I let the installer delete the existing ext3 and swap that I made with Partition Magic 8, it will want to use ALL empty space that it sees left on the harddrive which means it formats a small portion I don't want it to because then windows won't be able to boot. I don't know what it's called, but I know there isa portion of the hard drive, the MBR maybe, that isn't on the partition it's self and for some reason Debians installer just sees it as empty space.

How do I get around this and just force Debian to use my existing formatted partitions?

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Old 06-10-2004, 03:52 AM   #2
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Personally, I would not have formatted the empty space. Whenever I have had to use PMx, I normally just create unformatted free space and then let the installer do all the work. I have never had a problem with that method.


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