can't create /etc as a partition while installation
can't create /etc as a partition while installation....
While installation of linux flavours like RedHat and Ubuntu, we tried to create a partition of 500 MB. We wanted this partition to be mounted as "/etc". But the installation menu didn't provide any option of "/etc". Still we manually entered "/etc" and clicked on proceed and we received error message saying "Cannot create" or "Cannot mount such partition"
So can anyone explain why the installer doesn't go forward after creating a "/etc" as new partition.
As we understand the boot process, /etc/ consist important files which are require for the process. Once the kernel is fetched in the RAM (primary memory), it reads the partition table, where it gets the entire structure of partitions. From this table kernel can understand where is /etc/ and other files. So ideally it should allow us to create a new partition and mount it as "/etc".