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Re: firefox-37, where to put

On Friday 03 April 2015 18:38:06 Brian wrote:
> On Fri 03 Apr 2015 at 17:39:32 -0400, Gene Heskett wrote:
> > On Friday 03 April 2015 16:37:51 Brian wrote:
> > > On Fri 03 Apr 2015 at 15:37:07 -0400, Gene Heskett wrote:
> > > > On Friday 03 April 2015 14:50:04 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.
> [Snip]
> > > On the 'Partition disks' page there is a list of the disks on your
> > > system. SCSI1 etc. What does it say for 'FREE SPACE' in the fourth
> > > column for the disk you are installing to?
> >
> > Usually less than 4 megabytes of free space left at the end of the
> > disk with a used 4k per sector disk on the cable, but could be zero
> > for a 512 byte per sector used disk since there is not normally an
> > alignment
> Your turn now for some gauntlet picking up and a keystroke by
> keystroke account. :)
> There is no significant space available on the disk to install to. The
> only way to get an OS on it is to use the existing partition(s).

Scuse me?

Every other partitioning tool on the planet, from fdisk on is capable of 
creating a blank partition table in memory, letting you add new 
partitions to it etc etc. And when you are done, they will blindly write 
this newly composed table to the disk, no questions asked.

And yet you _all_ are telling me this tool is incapable of doing that?

What is the difference between deleting all existing partitions and 
creating new ones in the now blank table? and just making a new table 
and writing it. There should be no difference because in each case it is 
overwriting what was originally there. FWIW I did try that once, with 
exactly the same results.

I rest my case.

In any event were are doing nothing but argueing until the drives that 
will give me some toys to play with get here late next week.

> Please detail what you see on the screen when the 'Partition disks'
> page comes up. Now describe how you go about getting a / and /home
> partition (swap is of no importance here). A framework which might
> help you in an adequate description was posted earlier.

Yes, I have a printed copy already stashed, awaiting the arrival of some 
drives to test.

Does this server take 2.5 megabyte pictures?  I'll take them with my 
Nikon L100 camera as I go.  Thats the size of its usual jpeg output, per 

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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