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  1. #1
    opensuse121 NNTP User

    Default Is the newbie installation okay?

    Hi,

    I have one hour back installed openSUSE 11.4, can one confirm if it had been done in the correct way?

    The output of 'sudo /sbin/fdisk -l' is as follows:

    Code:
    Disk /dev/sda: 250.1 GB, 250059350016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders, total 488397168 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x0001fe0c
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sda1   *        2048    48226303    24112128   83  Linux
    /dev/sda2        48226304    58718207     5245952   82  Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/sda3        58718208   488376319   214829056    f  W95 Ext'd (LBA)
    /dev/sda5        58720256   488359935   214819840   83  Linux
    I don't know why extended is not taking /dev/sda4 and in the sda3 line, W95 (LBA).....please can one let me know if I need to reinstall?

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Is the newbie installation okay?

    On 12/15/2011 03:16 PM, opensuse121 wrote:
    >
    > Hi,
    >
    > I have one hour back installed openSUSE 11.4, can one confirm if it had
    > been done in the correct way?


    please tell us what you intended to do, like:

    1. dual boot with another operating system? which one?

    2. triple boot with two other operating systems? which ones?

    3. single boot to openSUSE

    and, did you use the partitioner on the install disk, or some other?

    please show us the terminal input/output from

    Code:
    df -hlT
    cat /proc/partitions
    cat /etc/fstab
    mount
    sudo cat /boot/grub/menu.lst
    copy/paste the in/output back to this thread using the instructions
    here: http://goo.gl/i3wnr

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  3. #3
    opensuse121 NNTP User

    Default Re: Is the newbie installation okay?

    Hi,

    There are the details:-

    1. No it is not dual booted but taking the entire disk space, whole of 250 GB. So it is only the single booted openSUSE 11.4 KDE from Live CD.

    2. df -hlT:

    Code:
    Filesystem    Type    Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    rootfs      rootfs     23G  2.8G   19G  13% /
    devtmpfs  devtmpfs    996M  172K  996M   1% /dev
    tmpfs        tmpfs   1001M  1.2M 1000M   1% /dev/shm
    /dev/sda1     ext4     23G  2.8G   19G  13% /
    /dev/sda5     ext4    202G  369M  192G   1% /home
    3. cat /proc/partitions:

    Code:
    major minor  #blocks  name
    
       8        0  244198584 sda
       8        1   24112128 sda1
       8        2    5245952 sda2
       8        3          1 sda3
       8        5  214819840 sda5
    4. cat /etc/fstab:

    Code:
    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-ST3250318AS_9VM11JX0-part2 swap                 swap       defaults              0 0
    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-ST3250318AS_9VM11JX0-part1 /                    ext4       acl,user_xattr        1 1
    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-ST3250318AS_9VM11JX0-part5 /home                ext4       acl,user_xattr        1 2
    proc                 /proc                proc       defaults              0 0
    sysfs                /sys                 sysfs      noauto                0 0
    debugfs              /sys/kernel/debug    debugfs    noauto                0 0
    devpts               /dev/pts             devpts     mode=0620,gid=5       0 0
    5. mount:

    Code:
    devtmpfs on /dev type devtmpfs (rw,relatime,size=1019208k,nr_inodes=215656,mode=755)
    tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw,relatime)
    devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,relatime,gid=5,mode=620,ptmxmode=000)
    /dev/sda1 on / type ext4 (rw,relatime,user_xattr,acl,barrier=1,data=ordered)
    proc on /proc type proc (rw,relatime)
    sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,relatime)
    debugfs on /sys/kernel/debug type debugfs (rw,relatime)
    /dev/sda5 on /home type ext4 (rw,relatime,user_xattr,acl,barrier=1,data=ordered)
    securityfs on /sys/kernel/security type securityfs (rw,relatime)
    none on /proc/fs/vmblock/mountPoint type vmblock (rw,relatime)
    6. sudo cat /boot/grub/menu.lst:

    Code:
    root's password:
    # Modified by YaST2. Last modification on Thu Dec 15 09:03:25 EST 2011
    # THIS FILE WILL BE PARTIALLY OVERWRITTEN by perl-Bootloader
    # Configure custom boot parameters for updated kernels in /etc/sysconfig/bootloader                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                                                                                   
    default 0                                                                                                                                                                                      
    timeout 8                                                                                                                                                                                      
    ##YaST - generic_mbr
    gfxmenu (hd0,0)/boot/message
    ##YaST - activate
    
    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: linux###
    title openSUSE 11.4
        root (hd0,0)
        kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.37.1-1.2-default root=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-ST3250318AS_9VM11JX0-part1 resume=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-ST3250318AS_9VM11JX0-part2 splash=silent quiet showopts vga=0x317
        initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.37.1-1.2-default
    
    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: failsafe###
    title Failsafe -- openSUSE 11.4
        root (hd0,0)
        kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.37.1-1.2-default root=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-ST3250318AS_9VM11JX0-part1 showopts apm=off noresume nosmp maxcpus=0 edd=off powersaved=off nohz=off highres=off processor.max_cstate=1 nomodeset x11failsafe vga=0x317
        initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.37.1-1.2-default
    If you could explain also, I would be highly thankful.

    Thanks.

  4. #4
    opensuse121 NNTP User

    Default Re: Is the newbie installation okay?

    I also don't know why /dev/sda4 is not there!

    sudo /sbin/fdisk -l:

    Code:
    Disk /dev/sda: 250.1 GB, 250059350016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders, total 488397168 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x0001fe0c
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sda1   *        2048    48226303    24112128   83  Linux
    /dev/sda2        48226304    58718207     5245952   82  Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/sda3        58718208   488376319   214829056    f  W95 Ext'd (LBA)
    /dev/sda5        58720256   488359935   214819840   83  Linux

  5. #5
    opensuse121 NNTP User

    Default Re: Is the newbie installation okay?

    Quote Originally Posted by DenverD View Post
    copy/paste the in/output back to this thread using the instructions
    here: http://goo.gl/i3wnr
    I am really sorry, I read this line at the end, so pasted the results here itself.

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    Default Re: Is the newbie installation okay?

    On 12/15/2011 08:56 AM, opensuse121 wrote:
    >
    > I also don't know why /dev/sda4 is not there!
    >
    > sudo /sbin/fdisk -l:
    >
    >
    > Code:
    > --------------------
    > Disk /dev/sda: 250.1 GB, 250059350016 bytes
    > 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders, total 488397168 sectors
    > Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    > Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    > I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    > Disk identifier: 0x0001fe0c
    >
    > Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    > /dev/sda1 * 2048 48226303 24112128 83 Linux
    > /dev/sda2 48226304 58718207 5245952 82 Linux swap / Solaris
    > /dev/sda3 58718208 488376319 214829056 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
    > /dev/sda5 58720256 488359935 214819840 83 Linux


    True, a partition table may have 4 primary partitions, thus sda4 could exist. In
    your case, sda3 is an extended one, thus it is only a container for partitions.
    As sda4 can only be a primary, thus it cannot be in the extended partition, the
    numbering skips it. This setup is fine.

    Technically, with only 3 data partitions on the disk, an extended partition
    would not be needed; however, using one allows the maximum flexibility.

    The final answer is "do not worry about it".

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    Default Re: Is the newbie installation okay?

    When you want to know more about partitions and the like: SDB:Basics of partitions, filesystems, mount points - openSUSE
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    opensuse121 NNTP User

    Default Re: Is the newbie installation okay?

    Quote Originally Posted by lwfinger View Post
    True, a partition table may have 4 primary partitions, thus sda4 could exist. In
    your case, sda3 is an extended one, thus it is only a container for partitions.
    So here sda3 is acting as a primary partition (with no.3 and it is extended containing other extended partitions, simply /home)?

    Quote Originally Posted by lwfinger View Post
    As sda4 can only be a primary, thus it cannot be in the extended partition, the
    numbering skips it. This setup is fine.
    Okay, I was thinking of re-installation, but if okay then I skip the re-installation.

    Quote Originally Posted by lwfinger View Post
    Technically, with only 3 data partitions on the disk, an extended partition
    would not be needed; however, using one allows the maximum flexibility.
    Okay, maximum flexibility means what? What I can do with that?

    Quote Originally Posted by lwfinger View Post
    The final answer is "do not worry about it".
    Okay. Apart from it, there is also one more thing I am not able to know. That in the output 'fdisk -l', there is a line:

    Code:
    /dev/sda3        58718208   488376319   214829056    f  W95 Ext'd (LBA)
    Here 'f' means formatted means already done or to be done or what does it signify here? And the same for 'W95'. I am sure 'Ext'd' is Extended, 'LBA' should be logical (inside the lofical?).

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Is the newbie installation okay?

    You were asking this same question in IRC

    It's fine OK

    Though you have a gap at the end of the extended before the start of sda5 logical

    Your extended partition wasn't created by openSUSE from what I see, but if it's working and you can live with it being a bit messy. Fine
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    opensuse121 NNTP User

    Default Re: Is the newbie installation okay?

    Yes thanks. Since installation is really exciting but confusing too. Well, but why that W95 was coming, I don't know since suse only is in the entire disk!

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