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Creating new partitions

Postby Charryl on Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:02 am

I deleted all partitions of my HDD which had contained a dual-boot set-up (WinXP & Ubuntu) and installed Linux Mint Debian 201204 (64-bit).

During installation I accessed http://helpsite.org/linux-mint-debian-edition/ for specific guidance concerning creating new partitions.

So far the operating system is booting and running smoothly but I would be most grateful if an expert could confirm that the HDD is in fact partitioned correctly as the picture in the GParted tutorial differs to the screen-shot of my set-up (the partitions are not placed in the same sequence).
Many thanks in advance.
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Re: Creating new partitions

Postby oobetimer on Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:10 am

The partitioning is quite OK, but you have installed whole system to partition sda4, so partitions sda1 and sda2 are useless. There is nothing wrong anyway .. :wink:

Debian installer works this way: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-AlZuShizE&feature=plcp
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Re: Creating new partitions

Postby altair4 on Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:46 am

If I'm reading this correctly I think the problem is a misunderstanding between "label" and "mount point".

Gparted does not assign mount points only labels. A label is simply a name assigned to that partition.

When you go through the installer of the OS you can assign a partition to a mount point.

It appears you created a separate partition labeled "home" but never assigned it to the mountpoint: /home
It also appears that you labeled sda2 as "/" but you mounted sda4 as "/" and sda2 isn't being mounted at all.
And I don't think you mounted sda1 to anything.

BTW, as stated above this will all still work just not as you had originally wanted. Boot , home, and the the OS itself are all mounted to sda4.

If you run the following command it should tell you what's mounted and where:
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Re: Creating new partitions

Postby Oscar799 on Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:59 am

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Re: Creating new partitions

Postby Charryl on Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:50 pm

oobetimer;
I wonder what I did wrong, I thoght I followed the instructions as per <http://helpsite.org/linux-mint-debian-edition/>
Are the instructions wrong?
I am having a really bad time following <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-AlZuShizE&feature=plcp> much too fast for me...

Can I fix this with GParted Live CD or should I re-install the os?
(I am planning installing WinXP in Virtual Box after all problems are sorted).
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altair4;
sudo mount
udev on /dev type devtmpfs (rw,relatime,size=1735568k,nr_inodes=433892,mode=755)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,nosuid,noexec,relatime,gid=5,mode=620,ptmxmode=000)
/dev/disk/by-uuid/2696648e-51ab-4c3b-b02e-b44ecd7aa5dd on / type ext4 (rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro,user_xattr,barrier=1,data=ordered)
tmpfs on /var/run type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,noexec,relatime,size=348196k,mode=755)
tmpfs on /var/run/lock type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,size=5120k)
tmpfs on /tmp type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,size=696392k)
proc on /proc type proc (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime)
tmpfs on /var/run/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,size=696392k)
fusectl on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw,relatime)
binfmt_misc on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type binfmt_misc (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime)
cgroup on /dev/cgroup/cpu type cgroup (rw,relatime,cpu,release_agent=/usr/local/sbin/cgroup_clean)

sudo fdisk -l -u
Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders, total 156301488 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x0971aa98

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 2048 1050623 524288 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 1050624 31770623 15360000 83 Linux
/dev/sda3 154253312 156301311 1024000 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda4 31770624 154253311 61241344 83 Linux

Partition table entries are not in disk order
Can this be fixed easily?
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Re: Creating new partitions

Postby oobetimer on Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:24 pm

Charryl wrote:I am having a really bad time following <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-AlZuShizE&feature=plcp> much too fast for me...


Probably you have not find to assign the right partitions?

Charryl wrote:Partition table entries are not in disk order
Can this be fixed easily?


It is not dangerous. It seems to be a common information without measures.
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Re: Creating new partitions [Solved]

Postby Charryl on Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:31 pm

Thanks all for the useful contributions.
I've decided to re-install the os.
Thanks again!
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