Quick install partition issue (easy)

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Quick install partition issue (easy)

Postby Linuxhelp » Sun Jul 27, 2008 4:04 pm

I'm trying to install 5.0 over 4.0, and I want to save my windows partition. When I got to partitioning I opened the manual editor, I've selected the old Linux partition and clicked format, and made a new format trying all the different type. However ever type I click forward it says "No root file system is defined. Please correct this from the partitioning menu". How do I choose a "root" system, and is there a best type of partition setup (I need every bit of resources I can get)

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Re: Quick install partition issue (easy)

Postby linuxviolin » Sun Jul 27, 2008 4:27 pm

Yes, you must choose for a partition the mount point "root" ===> /
Just select "the old Linux partition and clicked format" is not enough... :wink:

If you want you can also choose for another partition another mount point, e.g /home

About the file system type, I would advise you to choose between ext3 (it was supposed to be the "native" Linux filesystem) or JFS
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Re: Quick install partition issue (easy)

Postby 67GTA » Sun Jul 27, 2008 4:31 pm

Ext3 is probably the most durable. When you are setting the partition type, there is a drop down menu just below that that should say something like "Mount" or "Mount Point". The symbol for root is "/" (without the quotations). Just type / into that to make it use the partition for your whole filesystem. It will automatically use any existing swap partition as swap.
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