Re: Disk Partitioning ? From a Newbie
Irish, Jon D BAE SYSTEMS wrote:
I believe / and /boot need to be primary, and I always make my swap
primary, and the others logical (since IDE drives can only have a max of
I just read through the Linux Partition HowTo, but I must have missed
something. I have a 40GB IDE drive that I would like to partition
multiple times instead of using the basic swap, boot, rest-of-drive
scheme. After reading the documentation, I thought that I would try to
partition it with partitions for: BOOT, SWAP, /, VAR, USR, TMP, and
HOME. I tried numerous permutations of using Primary and Logical
partitions, but after initializing the SWAP and / partition, I always
get Mount Failed: Invalid Argument messages for the rest of the
partitions. I am doing the partitioning with cfdisk. I have tried the
following scenarios with no luck:
SWAP = Primary, All Others = Logical
SWAP = Primary, / = Primary, All Others = Logical
SWAP = Primary, / = Primary, /boot = Primary, All Others = Logical
Obviously, I am not grasping a very key concept here. Any help would
be greatly appreciated.
Jon D. Irish
You don't say if you're doing this from another Linux distro or from the
installation routine, or what.
Before mounting them, the partitions need to be initialized (mkfs
/dev/hda1, etc). Perhaps you're missing this step?