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Re: Serious problems with the installation.

I pass on Paul's post. With a 13.5GB drive, you have to be sure you've correctly addressed the large disk issues discuss there
I particularly found Andries Brouwer discussion (http://www.win.tue.nl/~aeb/linux/Large-Disk.html invaluable
davidt >From: paul <paul@cvanet.com>
davidt >To: davidturetsky <davidturetsky@email.msn.com>
davidt >Cc: Debian User <debian-user@lists.debian.org>
davidt >Sent: Wednesday, February 02, 2000 8:42 AM
davidt >Subject: Re: Setting up Debian - II
davidt >
davidt >
davidt >> > On Wed, 2 Feb 2000, davidturetsky <davidturetsky@email.msn.com> wrote:
davidt >> >
davidt >> > >I followed Joe's recommendation and partitioned my 32gb IBM hard drive
davidt >as
davidt >> > >follows:
davidt >> > >  c:         6,997.0   mb
davidt >> > >  /               39.2    mb
davidt >> > >  swap      258.8    mb
davidt >> > >  /usr      5,004.6   mb
davidt >> > >  e:       20,332.2   mb
davidt >> >
davidt >> > Is this a typo or are you trying to reserve 39.2 megs for the root
davidt >> > system? Keep in mind that this partition will contain everything below
davidt >> > / except /usr, so this setup would be unusable.
davidt >> >
davidt >> I would reccomend you to read the Large Disk HowTo available from:
davidt >> http://howto.tucows.com/LDP/HOWTO/Large-Disk-HOWTO.html
davidt >> and the Linux Partition HowTo available from:
davidt >> http://howto.tucows.com/LDP/HOWTO/mini/Partition.html
davidt >>
davidt >> These documents together should cover most of what is needed to make a
davidt >custom
davidt >> partitioning strategy that will cover your needs.
----- Original Message -----
From: Alexander
Sent: Friday, February 04, 2000 8:24 AM
Subject: Serious problems with the installation.

    I'm having problems... BIG problems.  I have been trying to install Debian on my computer for the past 2 days - attempting to get it to install is more like it.  Here is what happens:  Everything seems to go well up until the point where I need to mount? a partition or whatever.  The problem is this (and I've tried various other Linux providers as well): None of the installation programs will recognize my hard drive at all.  I'm on a Gateway.  13.5 gig IDE hard drive, and I have already partitioned it.  Any help would GREATLY be appreciated!  Thanks.

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