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Re: firefox-37, where to put

On Friday 03 April 2015 12:32:47 Brian wrote:
> On Fri 03 Apr 2015 at 11:01:05 -0400, Gene Heskett wrote:
> > Go ahead Brian, I'll wait right here while you do that.
> It is only the partitioning which is giving a problem.
Re-reading this again...

> 1. Choose 'Manual' on the 'Partition disks' page.
> 2. Choose a disk and hightlight 'FREE SPACE'. Press the ENTER key.
> 3. Create a new partition. ENTER. Specify size. ENTER. Choose
> 'Logical'. ENTER. 'Beginning' ENTER.
> 4. Highlight 'Mount point:'. ENTER. Highlight '/home'. ENTER. Choose
>    'Done setting up the partition'. ENTER.

Humm, it just occured to me that I was defining a gig & small change 
as /boot first, then /,then /home, then /opt, then the remainder as 

Can I infer from this that all other partitions must be defined first and 
then the last defined partition s/b "/" and that is the only way it will 
work?  That would put / on an extended partition, but IIRC I had that 
condition once before, several years back without any excitement.

I had always assumed that partitions s/b defined and reserved from the 
outside in.
> 5  We are now back at the page in 2. Repeat 2, 3 and 4 but choose / as
>    the mount point.
> 6. Repeat 2 and 3. At 4 highlight 'Use as:' and choose 'swap area'.
> Then 'Done setting up the partition'.
> 7. 'Finish partitioning and write changes to disk' is the final step
>    in partitioning on this page. But before doing it carry out step 8.
>    Then ENTER and agree to write the changes to disk on the next page.

I should also relate that at this step, when it looped, it had erased the 
original partition table of a previously used disk, so it did write to 
the drive enough to clear the old table, but had not written a new one.  
Verified by bailing out and rebooting to a recent gparted cd, and 
finding the existing partition table had indeed been wiped.

> 8. Switch to tty2 with ALT-F2 and do
>      cp /var/log/syslog /var/log/syslog-part1
>      >/var/log/syslog
> If there is any failure at step 7 (or before) you should have a record
> in syslog which can be viewed with 'more /var/log/syslog'.
> syslog-part1 will contain information on disk detection.

Cheers, Gene Heskett
"There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty:
 soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order."
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