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Ok, I have everything DL'd, now I just need to set up a partition. when i use qtparted and the resize option, it won't let me change the size because it says that it is in use. Any suggestions on what I need to do?

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Guest FxXP

Partition is already mounted/active. Use umount to force unmount the partition/file system.

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I unchecked the box "Set Active" and rebooted. Still says that it in use :(:(

 

 

Edit: Ok what would the command be to umount the drive or partition?

Edited by Douglas55

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umount /<partition name>

 

If you don't remember what the mount name is, type mount and press enter. It will give you a list of what's mounted.

Edited by FxXP

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Ok I got the partition set up (10gig). Now when I go to install FC2 i get this error on the partitioning part:

 

The partition table on device hda was unreadable. To create new partitions it must be initialized, causing loss of ALL DATA on this drive.

This operation will ovveride any previous installation choices about which drives to ignore.

Would you like to initilize this drive, erasing all data?

 

When I set up the 3rd partition, i set it to ext3. Should I leave this as free space or what.

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You are fine at this point. The HDD had a corrupt partition table. Go ahead, and initialize/format and then install.

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I found the easiest way to partition for Linux and for LILO / GRUB was to use PartitionMagic. But that's just me.

 

-tsamb.

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Ok I got the partition set up (10gig). Now when I go to install FC2 i get this error on the partitioning part:

 

The partition table on device hda was unreadable. To create new partitions it must be initialized, causing loss of ALL DATA on this drive.

This operation will ovveride any previous installation choices about which drives to ignore.

Would you like to initilize this drive, erasing all data?

 

When I set up the 3rd partition, i set it to ext3. Should I leave this as free space or what.

I have the same problem with FC2. If this helps at all, it stems from my SATA controller and not the partion information. I currently have 2 SATA 160's @ raid 0, and the installer can't see 'em. (THAT actually stems from the fact that alot of SATA controllers do not use full-hardware RAID. In my case, since alot of the control of the raid is done at the software level, it is near impossible for linux coders to write drivers unless the manufacturer provides the source code.)

 

Hope that helps... I am getting ready to make the partions by hand and see what FC2 thinks of that.

Edited by KraZy

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