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Re: firefox-37, where to put




On Friday 03 April 2015 18:19:09 Bob Proulx wrote:
> Gene Heskett wrote:
> > Brian wrote:
> > > Gene Heskett wrote:
> > > > Brian wrote:
> > > > > 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.
> >
> > Since when did disks become one time use devices?  None that I have
> > are. If its already full, you just tell the partitioner to use it
> > all, problem solved.
>
> **That is the problem!**  If you tell the installer to use the entire
> disk and to set it up in a standard configuration then it will not
> create a /home for you since that is not the default configuration.
> But it is doing this because *YOU* have told it to do this.
>
> If you want a /home then delete all of the partitions and *create your
> own*.  As a pilot I have this to say.  Fly the airplane.  Don't let
> the airplane fly you.
>
> > > > > 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?
> > >
> > > I do not understand 'equ'
> >
> > Sorry Brian, that is generally shorthand for "equivalent", aka the
> > same thing.  IOW nothing precious on this disk, over write whats
> > already there.
>
> I didn't understand the equ shorthand either.
>
> Let's put this another way.  It is election time in my town.  I am
> voting by mail today.  I have a ballot.  I research the choices and
> make all of my own decisions and vote each of the items.  All good.
> That is not equivalent to me handing my ballot to someone else and
> telling them to vote the entire ballot as they want.
>
> When you tell the installer to use the entire disk and partition it as
> it has been preprogrammed to do that is what you are doing.  You are
> giving up your decisions and handing them off to another.
>
> Bob

I did NOT do that, in each failure case I had created a _new_ partition 
table and initialized it as I wanted it, then tried to write it and 
initialize the partitions created with an e2fs session per partition I 
had set up.

And at least 10 times, it returned quite rapidly to the initial step 2, 
with a now blank partition table, erasing my work each time.  Gparted 
confirmed it was blank, and twice I preset it to what I wanted with 
gparted, a version now about 60 days old downloaded from the gparted 
site, and twice the installer did not or could not read from that disk, 
reading it as blank.  Hit the power switch, remount gparted and run it, 
and the partition table I had setup was still there when gparted read 
it.

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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