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Re: What partitioning tool is used in the installer?



On Wed, May 10, 2006 at 12:45:29PM -0400, hendrik@topoi.pooq.com wrote:
> Hmmm.  Now that you point it out, I think you are right...  My memory 
> must be failing me.  After yours, which got my hardware working (very 
> important!) except for X, I did it over again with an etch installer.  
> That was a while ago.  (or did I do a sarge->etch dist-upgrade?)  My 
> kernel is is vmlinuz-2.6.12-1-amd64-generic.
> 
> hendrik@april:~$ uname -a
> Linux april 2.6.12-1-amd64-generic #1 Wed Sep 28 02:05:15 CEST 2005 
> x86_64 GNU/Linux

Then you must have upgraded after installing.  Etch uses 2.6.15 last I
checked.  I would recommend upgrading the kernel.

> So I guess the (revised) question becomes, what user-interface front end 
> to the partition editor was in the etch installer back then (and 
> probably still now).

Well hopefully someone knows.

> Or: is it safe to boot the netinstall CD and create a few new LVM 
> partitions without risking the existing setup by a slip of the finger?
> The big advantage of the user interface is that it really does get all 
> the details right.

Ehm, not sure about that.  I have never tried.

Len Sorensen



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