formatting hard disk..what do I not know?
On Fri, 25 Apr 2008, Paderick Lundy wrote:
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
I do not think it would be remotely possible to fit even a basic Ubuntu
Server install on a 500MB root partition - I could see maybe a small
50MB-200-MB /boot partition but that's too small for / in this day and age
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