asking for trouble?
I just tried installing KDE Bianca, only to learn that its HD partition utility is brain damaged.
KDE Bianca should have a different name than GNOME Bianca. The two aren't the same creature. So, I'll continue to say "Bianca
" for the GNOME original, and "Bianka
" for the evil twin KDE version. (Soon there'll be Cassandra and C'kassandra.)
The sad story...
I had four primary partitions. I wanted to delete one and create an extended partition with three logical partitions. The process meant killing Bianca
's primary, but I had a separate /home partition, so I knew my configurations would remain.
's LiveDVD, the GParted program was happy to delete the primary, but then was unable to do anything with the free space. All options on its menu were grayed out. I tried twice, with a reboot between tries.
So, I booted Bianca
's LiveCD. I was able to create the extended partition and one logical partition. Bianca
installed and was able to access all her old data on /home. But, when I called upon GParted again to create another logical partition, it just complained about how there can't be more than four primary partitions. It failed to understand that more logical partitions could be created.
I then booted PCLinuxOS 2007 TR3 LiveCD, which was able to create a second logical partition, installing without a hitch. And it could share the data in Bianca
Finally, I thought Bianka
should be able to use the remaining free space to install. But, during the partition process, Bianka
grumbled about a mount point, and advised me to go back to the previous step. When I clicked the BACK button, GParted closed and Bianka
Now the hard drive won't boot. GRUB Error.
Fortunately, as Foghorn Leghorn says, "I keep my feathers numbered for just such an occasion". Before trying to install Bianka
, I had set up Feisty on a separate drive, complete with all my favourite programs. That's what I'm using at this moment.
I'll rethink what I want to put on the bummed-out drive, and I doubt that it'll include Evil Bianka