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Old 11-16-2004, 04:32 AM   #1
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Question about partitioning

I just got rid of Windows XP by formating my drive, so now there is no partition at all and it is just a blank unusable drive. I am currently booting from the Knoppix cd and running linux that way but can't save anything. I configured my printer as a test to see if anything was being saved at all and on restart the printer was gone. How do I fix this? I have a 30 gig hard drive and would like to do several partitions. I would prefer doing this by code in the root shell or the Terminal program to do this. I am trying to learn from scratch how to use Linux and although I am using GUI versions I want to learn the code while I go about it. Thank you!

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did you actually run the save config program?? I can't remember the executable name, but it's in every menu in each UI available. it will save changes to a config.tbz2 file ona given partition, which you can load on boot.
Old 11-16-2004, 12:08 PM   #3
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It shows the printer as being saved but on restart it's gone. It also shows two small hard drives (partitions) but they are really small (only about 350 megabytes) If I go--add new device--hard drive--then it automatically adds a 1.9gb hard drive but what if I want it a difference size? I'm also not sure if it actually is saving that partition. How do I just paritition my drive into let's say 3 different partitions, one for programs, one for files, and one for personal? Thanks!


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