Joined: Feb. 2007
||Posted: July 17 2008,21:52
What's on hda2? If DSL is the only OS you intend to install, why did you only set up 300MB for it? Why did you set it on a logical partition instead of primary? Why did you make the other non-DSL partition bootable if there's no OS on it? (Unrelated to this issue, why no swap?)
1. Boot it. When you can either get a console prompt or open a terminal, do this:
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|sudo fdisk -l|
2. Paste the results of that back here so we can see your partitions.
You could do a frugal install and set up one swap partition, one 55MB partition for the image, and use all the rest for your /home and /opt. DSL is a lot easier to use like that because it's not Debian.
FWIW, at the present I have DSL installed as the sole OS on this particular hard drive (Debian-style). I have three primary partitions and three set up as logicals. DSL is installed on the bootable partition and I set up extra partitions for /home and other directories I wanted to be persistent and free of /. But that's a lot of work getting DSL back into Debian-shape. I recommend Debian if you want a Debian system; use DSL as a frugal install and you'll be a lot happier.
FYI: you can have max four primary partitions but one of them, the fourth, can be used for logical or "extended" partitions. So if you want seven partitions you'd have hda1, hda2, hda3 as primary partitions and hda5, hda6, hda7, hda8 as extended (four isn't counted as a single partition but rather the sum of the extended partitions on it). If you're not going to use more than one or two partitions plus a swap, there's really not a good reason to set up logical partitions.
Edit: If you did a hard drive install, you don't need to do the backup. That's for frugal/USB/etc. installs. It would be worth your time to edit the command in .jwmrc (which contains the menu if you're using jwm; otherwise ~/.fluxbox/menu) so "shutdown" means "sudo shutdown -h now" and so on.
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