LMDE 3 partitioning problem

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rogermsw
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LMDE 3 partitioning problem

Post by rogermsw » Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:24 pm

I'm coming from 19.1 so partitioning was all done for you.
LMDE 3 is a bit different.

I have 120 ssd drive complete blank
I've set one partiotion to ext 4 (40gb)
one to swap (10gb)

Here the problem '/' and '/home'

how do I set these two, Gparted shows a long list of under format to but none of them are / or /home

Help!!!
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Re: LMDE 3 partitioning problem

Post by deck_luck » Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:11 pm

rogermsw wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:24 pm

I have 120 ssd drive complete blank
I've set one partiotion to ext 4 (40gb)
one to swap (10gb)

Here the problem '/' and '/home'

how do I set these two, Gparted shows a long list of under format to but none of them are / or /home

Help!!!

Sorry but, I do not understand what you are attempting to do with gparted. If I correctly understand you are attempting to install Linux Mint Debian Edition to a blank drive. And, I guess you are trying to modify the partition size and or add maybe a home partition? Otherwise on a blank disk the LMDE installer will automatically create a swap and / partitions. Please be more specific and provide as much contextual information as possible when you are asking questions.

Please post the output from the following command by running them from the terminal.

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lsblk -s
lsblk -f /dev/sd[a-z]

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Re: LMDE 3 partitioning problem

Post by Flemur » Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:33 pm

rogermsw wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:24 pm
Here the problem '/' and '/home'
how do I set these two, Gparted shows a long list of under format to but none of them are / or /home
"/"and "/home" are not formats, they're mount points - ext4 and ntfs and such are partition formats.

You assign the partitions which go to the "/" and "/home" mount points with the installer, not with gparted.
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Re: LMDE 3 partitioning problem

Post by Pierre » Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:41 pm

you can use the same partitioning method, that you did for LM19x,
and then point the Installer to each partition in turn,
- then select what the partition assignment is for, & click on Next to continue with the Installation.
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Re: LMDE 3 partitioning problem

Post by Marvinrvp » Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:19 am

I had a problem also with the partition and switched to the below optional installer. It does the install for you . I was doing a one Op sys partition and install.
Calamares installer
An alternative installer, called Calamares, is available in the application menu.
This installer provides support for full-disk encryption and advanced partitioning.

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