Re: firefox-37, where to put
On Friday 03 April 2015 14:50:04 Brian wrote:
> On Fri 03 Apr 2015 at 13:52:02 -0400, Gene Heskett wrote:
> > 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.
> > >
> > > 1. Choose 'Manual' on the 'Partition disks' page.
> > Check
> > > 2. Choose a disk and hightlight 'FREE SPACE'. Press the ENTER key.
> > Check, unless the disk is used, then you need to "use whole disk"
> Either there is FREE SPACE or there isn't. If there is none you cannot
> install anything to that disk. What did you get? You didn't say, so
> now we are left wondering how you dealt with that situation.
> If it were me and there was no free space, I would delete that
> partition and go from there.
Isn't use whole disk the equ?
> > > 3. Create a new partition. ENTER. Specify size. ENTER. Choose
> > > 'Logical'. ENTER. 'Beginning' ENTER.
> > Check,,,,
> > > 4. Highlight 'Mount point:'. ENTER. Highlight '/home'. ENTER.
> > > Choose 'Done setting up the partition'. ENTER.
> > Check,,,
> > > 5 We are now back at the page in 2. Repeat 2, 3 and 4 but choose
> > > / as the mount point.
> > Check, for /opt
> It should not make any difference but you have now decided to deviate
> from the instructions. We are now not in step.
> > > 6. Repeat 2 and 3. At 4 highlight 'Use as:' and choose 'swap
> > > area'. Then 'Done setting up the partition'.
> > Check, 17 gigabytes worth.
> I do not quite understand that. Did you specify 17 G of swap? Why a
> prime number? :)
> > > 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.
> > I wasn't doing that step 8.
> You **must** do it. It is obligatory.
> > > Then ENTER and agree to write the changes to disk on the next
> > > page.
> > And this is where it looped back. 100% of the time, and apparently
> > not writing to the disk the partition table so composed. So you
> > highlight the disk by its sda designation and restart, never getting
> > a successfuil step 7.
> Something before step 7 is surely the cause. You have the syslog; we
> don't. Free space was there on the disk, wasn't it?
> > > 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.
> > Thank you Brian. This log I assume is readable from tty2? I don't
> > recall it was available that early in the install previously, so I
> > hadn't even tried.
> Of course it is readable; I gave you the command to do it. syslog is
> available throughout the install.
Cheers, Gene Heskett
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