Joined: Feb. 2007
||Posted: Jan. 15 2008,21:27
|Since this is a 20GB HD, I'll 2 partitions of 10GB each. I assume I can make them plain Linux partitions and DSL will change to the appropriate type (swap or ext2 or other)?|
The answer to that question is no. As I wrote previously, DSL won't change anything and it doesn't mkswap. You need to manually decide what you want, where you want it. The script will format the filesystem where you choose to install -- only that partition.
Again, your swap needs to be about double the size of RAM. There's no reason at all to have 10GB set aside for swap, at least under normal circumstances like you described (frankly, I think you can get by with less than that if it's only going to be used for browsing). Use cfdisk and set up your first partition of 512MB -- adequate for either amount of RAM. You'll be prompted if you want it at the beginning or end; I'd put it at the end. Then change the type; you'll be prompted to read through a list and the default is 82 (Linux swap). Then dedicate the rest as Linux 83 (the default) and toggle it bootable.
Once you do that and have it written, reboot.
You can enter the cheatcode install at the prompt or you can let it load and then use the install to hard drive option. I would do mkswap and swapon before installing, but you can wait until afterward.
If your swap is /dev/hda1, you'll do the following:
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|sudo mkswap /dev/hda1|
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|sudo swapon /dev/hda1|
The install script will format the partition where you want DSL installed. Your choices are ext2 and ext3.
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