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Hack #10: Custom partitioning with DVD installation

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AS you may know DVD installation doesn’t allow to create a custom partition. Actually installer makes following partitions on the HDD:

sda1 = / (everything except the last 12GB)
sda5 = swap (2GB)
sda6 = /mnt/recovery (10GB)

But there is a way to create the custom partition structure. AS the first step you should manually partition your HDD using some LiveCD. After that do following:

mount /dev/sda1 /media/target
mkdir /media/target/etc
touch /media/target/etc/pluto.conf

Then restart your PC. LinuxMCE installer should detect previous installation and gives you two options: install from the scratch or do upgrade. If you choose upgrade the system will be installed on your partition structure.

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Written by nite_man

April 30, 2008 at 3:09 pm

Posted in Hacks and Tips

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