Re: about a full disk...
On Wed, May 07, 2003 at 01:09:22PM +0200, Daniel Germer wrote:
as a very new user, type:housewive, I wanted to install
debian on my laptop, everything went fine, I made disk partitions (only for linux) because I heard it is better to separate partitions for boot sector, swap, and userfiles....
I have made four partitions (one primary, 15Mb for my compaq armario 1500c BIOS stuff/compaq diagnostics)
then a 600Mb for the bootable linux
then 150MB for swap
and then another two logical partitions of the remaining disk (approx 3Gb)
I booted with woodys first disk, everything fine, produced a boot diskette, and then went on to install further packages: the desktop environment, tex/LaTex, and others
at the end I got a message saying, that something went wrong, and it suggested to just retry installing the stuff which I did, but in the end I jsut got messages that it was unable to write to disk because disk was full.
(I think I made the error of just letting debian decide where to put things, and wanted too much, and then my disk was full)
I want to do it better, but I cannot restart the computer and delete stuff, neither from the CD, nor from the boot disk (which then goes to the root section on the harddisk (hda)
in the booting process recognizes all partitions and then stops 5 min because tried to respawn to fast, tries another ten files and stops for five min because respawn to fast...
what can I do to delete the stuff and start all over????
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Did you mount all of the partitions during installation, and tell the
installer which ones were to be mounted where? Probably your two
larger partitions are empty, and everything has been installed into
your root partition; you can tell by booting back into the installer
using the rescue floppy, and looking at the results of df in a shell.
When you mount all the partitions before installing, the installer
asks where you want the extra partitions mounted; /usr and /home
would probably have been two good ones for you.
You can fix it up now, but it's a bit tricky. If it only took you
an hour or so to get to where you are, it would be better to go
back and repeat it with all the partitions mounted.
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