Frugal Install -- No MyDSL?
Forum: HD Install
Topic: Frugal Install -- No MyDSL?
started by: willz06jw
Posted by willz06jw on Mar. 26 2009,02:25Hi -- thanks for your help,
I have just installed using the frugal install option. When I click the MyDSL button it says it can't open the mydsl directory.
Am I missing something?
Posted by mikshaw on Mar. 26 2009,12:03What is the exact message you get?
Posted by willz06jw on Mar. 26 2009,23:21It says "Could not enter directory /mnt/hda3/mydsl"
Posted by mikshaw on Mar. 27 2009,01:27so your mydsl directory needs to have its permissions changed. First, though, what file system does the mydsl partition have? If it's NTFS you've made a mistake. If it's FAT I'm not sure...I'm guessing you should be able to work with it, but a filesystem that is accessed by Linux only should be a Linux file system. If it's a Linux filesystem, I suspect that you only need to change its permissions to 755, and maybe change the ownership to 1001.50 if you want to add more extensions to it.
Posted by willz06jw on Mar. 27 2009,03:52By the way, you rock Milkshaw...you have helped me before. I am running three partitions. 1. Linux swap. 2. Linux ext2. 3. Linux ext2. When I look at the /mnt/hda3 directory in the terminal it doesn't show a mydsl directory. When I frugal installed I pointed the MyDsl question to hda3.
Posted by mikshaw on Mar. 27 2009,13:14
If you change your bootloader's configuration to use mydsl=hda2, or remove the mydsl option entirely, it will probably work. If you're using Grub I can help with that, but I'm afraid I have no experience with Lilo.
If you skip the myDSL step during installation, or remove the mydsl option from the boot loader after installation, DSL will automatically search for a mydsl directory (unless you specify "base" as a boot option). Setting the mydsl option disables this autocheck, gives the user the ability to chose a specific directory, and probably saves a quarter of a second of boot time.
Posted by willz06jw on Mar. 27 2009,22:55That worked.
When I set both the install and MyDsl option to hda2 (now my only partition) it worked perfectly.
Strange that it wouldn't install correctly using a second partition for the MyDsl