View Full Version : How should my partition look for HD install?

03-21-2005, 05:29 AM
Can someone point me in the right direction here. I have a 40gb HD I'm trying to install to. I looked at the sticky and that only showed how to partition, not how to partition right for knoppix.

Currently, I only have one partition, hda1-its 40gb, and it's marked "Linux" under qtpart for filesystem.

Another thing, I ran sudo knoppix-installer and it installed on that one partition. Then I try to boot to the HD knoppix, and it said "operating system not found". What am I doing wrong?

03-21-2005, 11:51 PM
did you set up a partition of 500meg to 1.5gig for the swap partition?

I usually set up a partition for linux 10 gig ( if I add programs using synaptic I found that 5 gig is too small ), 1 gig for swap and the rest for data so that later you can up grade linux and not effect your data

I also use sudo knoppix-installer

03-22-2005, 10:01 AM
my hdd was set
some (100?-512mb) ext3 - bootable
multiple of ram linux-swap
rest ext2

if you set
32-64mb ext3 bootable (anyone? too small?)
512mb linux swap
2-3gb ext2
rest as (?) it would probably be usefule

03-23-2005, 07:33 AM
I would have

in QT parted

01 /dev/hda1 ext3 active 11gig (linux goes in here)
02 /dev/hda2 extended rest of drive
05 /dev/hda5 ext3 (data storage)
06 /dev/hda6 swap linux-swap

a boot partition is not needed
place the boot manager in "mbr"

this is basically what I use and my only problem is getting on the net as a user with ver 3.7 I had no problems
with ver 3.6

good luck