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Re: Sparcstation 5/110mhz installationtroubles



Hmm, I found the auto partitioning method will simply create /dev/sda1 as /
(Linux Native - type 83), /dev/sda2 as Linux Swap (type 82), and /dev/sda3 as
Whole Disk and I'm unsure of the type right now.  I don't particularily care for
a single root partition to hold /usr, /var, and /home... evil.  I ended up
partitioning manually making /dev/sda3 first to use the Whole Disk.  Then I made
/dev/sda1 as /, /dev/sda2 and Linux Swap, /dev/sda5 as /usr, /dev/sda6 as /var,
and /dev/sda7 as /home.  You don't necessarily define them as /, /usr, /var, and
/home at this point... that's done when you Initialize the partitions... after
partitioning.  Hopefully someday someone will file a wish-list bug report to
have a more robust auto partitioning scheme.  Good luck.

- Ken


Jimmy Lantz wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm trying to install Debian/potato on my Sparcstation 5 / 110 mhz,
> I' not very successful, I'm having troubles to get the partition
> working ( i had it working erlier but then when I rebooted for the
> first time started the system I got too many errors when downloading
> pacages, so I was forced to restart and then I had to boot from the
> CD again, just to realize that the installation process hangs and now
> for the x time I realize that the partitioning wont work it gives me
> error messages when I tries to partition sda2, then claimes that it
> doesnt know if the /root is at sda1 or not but it so presumes, then
> it wont work any more.
>
> Does anyone have any ideas or suggestion to what I may do to get it
> to work again?
>
> Yours sincerely
> Jimmy Lantz
> Sweden.
>
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