View Full Version : What to do after creating a partition

03-05-2004, 01:11 AM
I typed: sudo knx-hdinstall
I created a partition with 4500mb, then I did "Write" on it on the disk.
Now I have no clue what to do, I pressed enter on Quit, and it asked me about Swap Partitions. I pressed enter and it said it couldn't find any.

I need instructions after writing the partion onto the disk.


03-05-2004, 01:40 AM
First I would suggest using knoppix-installer as knx-hdinstall is depracated. Secondly you might want to reboot just to make sure your new partition table is written to hdd. You don't have to use a swap partition but if you have less than 1G of system RAM it might be a good idea to do so. Simply mark your swap partition as type82 (if using cfdisk) and type83 for Linux. The installer should see them just fine.

03-05-2004, 03:14 AM
what do I do after writing the partition? and how do I create a linux swap?

I'm basicly stuck in the menu that creates partition. I write the table to the disc and i have no clue whatever else you are talking about.

03-05-2004, 04:57 AM
Create at least two partitions. One should be a Linux partition (type83), the other a Linux Swap partition (type 82) make the type 83 bootable. Then write the partitions to disk.

A little later the dialogue will pop up asking you which partition (the default will be the one you created) you want as swap.

03-06-2004, 11:08 AM

you might wish to have a look at the hdd installation proecedure discussed on <a href="http://www.knoppix.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6597">
the simplest versatile hddinstall procedure ever :)</a>, or go directly to my home page: http://www.esat.kuleuven.ac.be/~decockd, click on the penguin...

cu, g.