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So I created 3 seperate partitions: Ext3: / 8Gig ext3: /boot 8Gig Swap: swap 512M So im not sure if I had created the partitions correctly or what not. During ...
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- 08-14-2007 #1
Installation error Occured
So I created 3 seperate partitions:
Ext3: / 8Gig
ext3: /boot 8Gig
Swap: swap 512M
So im not sure if I had created the partitions correctly or what not. During my installation I received an error "Package NetworkManager was not found on the medium" but I did a check on the disk to make sure there weren't any problems and it came out clean. Im completely lost as what to do now . Btw im using openSUSE.
- 08-14-2007 #2
Well partitions are correct, it will not give you any problems. The problem is in your CD/DVD. It is lacking some packages. Just try with some other CD/DVD. Though i would not recommend you such type of partitions. As it is always better /secure to create /home, /usr partitions atleast. Your partitions should be like this:- (Minimum Recomended)
/ 2GB -- It contains your /etc, /sbin, /bin known for commands.
/boot 500MB -- Contains All booting related stuff i.e kernel, initrd.
/usr 4GB -- Every application that you select goes here.
/home 500MB -- Contains User related info.
If you have ample of space left still, make your /usr and /home with larger space as per your convinience.
- 08-14-2007 #3
awesome thank you, i mean i'll try to re download the suse cd's again but if that doesn't work I'll switch to ubunt or kubunt. the partitions i don't have a problem with, those are easy enough to change thank you this helps alot.
- 08-14-2007 #4
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- 08-14-2007 #5
Just if you want to goin for Ubuntu. Check your hardware specs compatibility with Ubuntu hardware Support list, so that you can avoid hardware issues(if any). see below link-->
- 08-14-2007 #6
Actual space used by /boot partition is 30-60MB only. Its recommended to allocate not more that 102MB space.
I have never created separate /boot partition and there is no need of it unless you are using LVMs.
- 08-14-2007 #7
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- May 2004
- arch linux
Yeah, I don't usually create a /boot partition either. On those occasions that I have made one, I only used 50 MB, which was more than enough. I think those extra GBs would be better used perhaps on a /home partition. Again, just my opinion.oz
- 08-14-2007 #8
No, its no problem I have a 200g hd, I figured I had enough to spare . I just need a great *nix working environment so that I may program and have a clean running system with a minimal install. All my hardware is compatible with unbuntu, =). This ubuntu is only 699megs, is it only one cd? If it is I hope it has what I need.
- 08-15-2007 #9
Heys guys, im under a live cd of mandriva, the ubuntu didnt work that well, now im on to distro number 3. I tried running mandrive from the console while the drive was mounted and consol output this error.
[root@localhost guest]# draklive-install
mount: /dev/sda5 already mounted or /tmp/tmp_fs_df busy
mount: /dev/sda6 already mounted or /tmp/tmp_fs_df busy
umount: /dev/sda7: not mounted
umount: /dev/sda9: not mounted
umount: /dev/sda10: not mounted
umount: /dev/sda11: not mounted
mke2fs 1.39 (29-May-2006)
/dev/sda7 is apparently in use by the system; mke2fs forced anyway.
/dev/sda7: Device or resource busy while setting up superblock
ext2 formatting of sda7 failed at /usr/lib/libDrakX/fs/format.pm line 121.
+ Stopped su
I reparted my drive to:
- 08-15-2007 #10
See the recomended partition space for /usr. It should be atleast 4GB -- Every application or packages are installed in /usr.
Your /usr partitions is way to low for installation. Reinstall the system with appropraite partitions. Make sure your swap should be 1.5 to 2 times grater than your onboard RAM.