Install Gutsy on Entire HD

Pete Clapham w.clapham at csuohio.edu
Mon Nov 5 20:43:10 UTC 2007


As I look at the df, I notice that the root directory is on sda7.  
Usually it's on sda1.  This might be a problem, since sda1 is the MBR, I 
believe.  At this point, it won't hurt to reinstall it.  Try putting / 
on sda1 and /home on sda7.  These are the usual unix conventions.

cheers,
pete

Charlie Kravetz wrote:
> On Tue, 2007-10-30 at 18:51 +0000, Anthony Gardner wrote:
>   
>> I've installed ubuntu on a brand new 120GB Fujitsu MHV2120A HD and
>> although the install went without a hitch, booting the machine takes
>> an age, there's no resume image (just a black screen) and no grub
>> menu.
>>
>> Does anyone have any pointers as to how to install something on an
>> entire disk?
>>     
>
> Yes, you seem to have done it correctly.
>
>   
>> The partitions I created were /, swap and /home. / and /home were
>> created as logical and both had beginning selected.
>>
>>     
> Again, this should be just fine. You can read up on it if you want at
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DiskSpace
>
>   
>> Looking at the hardware deviced, for this drive, it's marked SATA
>> Controller but it's actaully an IDE. Could that me a problem?
>>
>>     
> This is fine too. I don´t know the technical details, but it started a
> with Ubuntu version 6.10, I think. 
>   
>
>   
>> File system output .....
>>
>> Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
>> /dev/sda7             16271176   2135108  13309528  14% /
>> varrun                  517772        92    517680   1% /var/run
>> varlock                 517772         0    517772   0% /var/lock
>> udev                    517772        92    517680   1% /dev
>> devshm                  517772         0    517772   0% /dev/shm
>> lrm                     517772     34696    483076
>> 7% /lib/modules/2.6.22-14-generic/volatile
>> /dev/sda6             96124844    200596  91041296   1% /home
>>
>> CIA
>>
>> -Ants
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Disclaimer: Technically, I'm always wrong!!
>>
>>
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>>     
>
> If you want a grub menu, you can hit the ESCape key when booting,
> normally there is a message as such right after the system tests. You
> have about 3 seconds. This should let you see the hidden menu and select
> from it.
>
> Good luck, 
>
>   

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Pete Clapham
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Cleveland State University
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