Install Gutsy on Entire HD
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Tue Nov 6 00:15:41 UTC 2007
Pete Clapham wrote:
> 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
No, the MBR is on sda (ie, not on any partition at all). In fact, it's
probably not even reasonable to say "usually" the root is on /dev/sda1 - on
any Windows dual-boot system, Windows is likely to be on sda1 and Linux on
some other partition.
> At this point, it won't hurt to reinstall it. Try putting /
> on sda1 and /home on sda7. These are the usual unix conventions.
No, they're not, and it's completely pointless. I wonder if a majority of
Linux systems even have an sda7? It doesn't matter one iota which
partitions you use for /, /home, swap, or anything else.
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