formatting hard disk..what do I not know?
paddylundy at gmail.com
Fri Apr 25 19:18:21 BST 2008
I have used Unix since 1986 and I have installed many, many copies of
Unix/Linux over the past years but this Unbuntu installation has me stumped,
perhaps someone can point me to some information that explains my problem.
First I downloaded the newest version Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Server Edition. When
I try to partition the hard drives in my box (SATA 320GB and SATA 74GB) I
get a screen that tells me the root partition that I had tried to format to
a size of 500MB must be at least 19 GB. I ran linux/Unix root partitions of
50 MB for years, what gives that I need 19 GB?
Next I created a partition of 3 GB on the second HD for swap and the
software gave me another error message that this was not permissible.
I guess my real question is; has the Linux community gotten to the point
where a user cannot or does not have the freedom to configure their own
equipment the way they please or is this version going in the direction of
Mickey$oft and making all of the decisions for the user?
This post is not meant to be a flame, I have been away from Linux for
awhile, have a spare machine and decided to see what's new in Linux. I need
some reorientation and I would appreciate a link that will explain the
design philosophy behind this version of Linux since it's popularity would
appear that it is the Leading version of Linux.
Joseph Patrick Ryan
The secret of greatness is simple: do better work than any other man in your
field - and keep on doing it.
Wilfred A. Peterson
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