> On Wed, 2007-06-13 at 16:40 -0700, Leonard
> Chatagnier wrote:
> > Just installed 384MB ram to use the live CD. But
> > somewhat confused about retaining my $HOME Part
> > is an extended part. Can it be done selecting
> > part. I have an old Deb setup that used separate
> > usr,var on part 1,2 and3. Tmp, home, everything
> > is in the extended parts. Read the install CD
> > instructions and Partitioning instructions on the
> > through but still not sure howto do it. Any and
> > hints/suggestions welcomed and needed.
> You may not be able to do this with the live CD, but
> should with the
> alternate install CD. (I have had a case where the
> live CD would not
> take /dev/hda2 as /, but would accept /dev/hda6 as
Thanks for the info, Tim. I don't have cd burning
capabilities. Someone, in an earlier post suggested
giving my mailing address and someone may send an
alternate(Feisty) cd to me. Many thanks if they do!
Here it is:
5570 FM 1136 Rd.
Orange, Texas 77632
> This assumes that you want to save data in /home.
Very much so.
> At the partitioning stage, select 'manual
> Edit the existing partitions, and:
> 1: Assign the correct corresponding mount point for
> each partition.
Not sure what you are saying here. Maybe like /,
swap, home or hda1, hda2, hda3 or starting sector
locations or something else?
> 2: Mark the system partitions (/, /usr/, /var, /tmp)
> as to be formatted
> 3: Mark /home as to NOT be re-formatted.
Ok, here I'm still not sure if I can make the #HOME,
an extended partition, into a primary partition. I
could live with it as an extended but would be nice as
a primary. It seems that I could convert the current
/, usr, var parts into one larger / part, then copy
the $HOME from the extended part to the new / part.
Then delete the extended part and merge it with the
new larger / partition. Would that be possible? I've
googled a lot on this(converting extended to primary),
read all the stuff at sourceforge but didn't find the
subject covered. A good howto would be nice. Thanks
for your input. I'm closer to understanding how to do
it but not quite there yet.
> Note that the partitioner should identify the swap
> partition and mark it
> for re-formatting automatically.
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