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Postby linus72 » Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:11

I want to install the new corecd to my PC
However; at the stage where it asks to use
whole disk
replace existing linux system
free space

I am confused; first I picked "free space", which it said I didn't have any
then I tried "replace existing linux system" and thats not working either
because I am unsure what it's going to do?

Here are my partitions
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Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x8f800200

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1               1        3533    28378791   83  Linux
/dev/sda2   *        3534        5670    17165452+  83  Linux
/dev/sda3            5671       10979    42644542+  83  Linux
/dev/sda4           10980       19457    68099473    5  Extended
/dev/sda5           10980       11690     5711044+  83  Linux
/dev/sda6           14602       14930     2642661   82  Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda7           14931       19457    36363096   83  Linux
/dev/sda8           11691       12473     6289416   83  Linux
/dev/sda9           12474       13524     8442126   83  Linux
/dev/sda10          13525       14601     8650971   83  Linux

I want to install it to sda5
So, I need to know which option to choose so I dont lose any of my other installs?
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Re: Install Questions

Postby epidenimus » Fri Jun 18, 2010 13:15

There should be another option on the installer page that you reference to 'Create Custom Layout.'
It is the last option offered. From there, you can select your / install partition and choose which, if any, other partitions you want to incorporate and their respective mount points.

If it does not appear, you might try rebooting with a current GParted Live Disk and reformat your chosen partition to ext4. It's a great tool to have in your collection and I always recommend using this method for manipulating partition tables, instead of relying on the distro's installer version.
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Re: Install Questions

Postby DanySK » Fri Jun 18, 2010 13:51

New CoreCD (SpinBase) has no longer the possibility to manually configure your partitions layout due to the limitations of Fedora Anaconda installer.
If you want to install it, erase sda5 and then use "Use free space option". Otherwise, use CoreCDX with graphical installation.
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Re: Install Questions

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