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Old 01-16-2003, 10:30 AM   #1
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Lightbulb installing RHL 7.1

i tryed to install redhat linux 7.1 with all enabled packages ( indivisual ) with selscting
disk druid ( not auto or fdisk ) but before copying the files to my H.D i met this letters:
mount point space needed
/ 905 M
THEREFORE i tryed a lot of values for mount point but i didn,t success though , would you
please tell me where is the problem and how can i solve it although i success in installing
this O.S with default values of mount point & swap but without indivisual packages and the
booting to linux was with boot disk.
note : i need the booting to linux with boot disk
with all my regards
Old 01-16-2003, 09:41 PM   #2
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This should be obvious... If you chose Disk Druid to layout your hard drive then you setup the root filesystem (/) too small. It's telling you you need it to be at least 905MB and it isn't. Start over and make root bigger or make separate /var and /usr or other filesystems so root doesn't have to be so big.. Everyone has their own way of doing this of course, but I usually do it like this:

/ 2GB
/var 1-5GB depending on how much mysql space I'll need
/usr 8GB
/boot 256MB
swap whatever is appropriate based on memory I have
/data all the rest of the disk...
I then install everything.. no worries of needing something not there.

Also, RedHat 7.1 is rather old. Newer versions including 7.2, 7.3, 8.0 and even a beta of 8.1 are now available. They're free downloads too...
Old 01-18-2003, 01:45 PM   #3
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hello wdingus :
thank you for your help , but i am still meet problem , so would you please
explain me the DISK DRUID and it,s component indetails and would you please
tell me where can i download RHL 7.2 , 7.3 , 8.0
Old 01-18-2003, 03:21 PM   #4
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Most any Linux distro can be downloaded in ISO form and burnt to CD-Rs. is a good place to start.

The RedHat 8.0 install guide which coverd disk druid and lots of other things:


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