[Maverick] Installer

Karl Larsen klarsen1 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 1 13:31:10 UTC 2010

On 09/30/2010 07:42 PM, NoOp wrote:
> I resized my Lucid partition&  left a 20Gb unallocated section (from a
> previous Maverick install) available to install/reinstall Maverick.
> Using the Sept 29 daily Maverick liveCD (which has changed considerably
> from previous versions) I select 'Install alongside other operating
> systems'&  the shows that my lucid is only 143.1GB (it's 173GB) and the
> target /dev/sda6 is 30.2GB (it's only 20GB).
> At this point I abort because I think that the installer is also picking
> up the unallocated&  Win7 recovery partitions&  5.9GB swap. If this is
> the case then it's a pretty dangerous situation. I'll dig into it in
> more detail tomorrow, but is anyone else seeing the same?
> /dev/sda
>   /dev/sda1 ntfs 208MB
>   /dev/sda2 ntfs 104857MB (Win7)
>   free space     2033MB
>   /deb/sda5 ext4 173236MB (this is my lucid)
>   free space     20975MB (this is the old maverick test partion)
>   /dev/sda6 swap 5969MB
>   /dev/sda3 ntfs 12788MB (Win7 recovery)
> I can of course manually install to 'free space 20975MB', but the
> differences in the 'Install alongside other operating systems' concerns
> me. Why would it want to shrink my sda5?
     I think this is normal Lucid loader activity. I played with the 
"automatic" load feature and it was all about choosing a partition with 
spare space. I ALWAYS use the manual method which I understand and put 
the Linux exactly where I want it.

73 Karl


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