On 2011-01-02 02:06, newcastlefox wrote:
> Ok, partitioning the prior to installation is something I am willing to
> try. Can I do this while I am running the Live version of Gnome on the
Yes, any live would do. If that live can run yast and the partitioner
module, that would be the easiest.
> I think I know the procedure to use the terminal to view my current
> partitions on the hard drive:
> Start the Live CD, and press F3 at the installation menu.
> When the terminal comes up, login as ‘linux’ , for the password use
> Switch to root permission by typing ‘su’, for the password use <enter>
> Type ‘swapon -s’ and <enter> to view the current partition.
That’s is if there is already a swap space.
The procedure, assuming all the disk is available, is to start “fdisk” or
the partitioner of your choice, and create at least a partition for swap -
notice that you can not change this partition during installation later. Or
create all the partitions you will use.
To prepare an existing partition for swap, the command is “mkswap
/dev/device”. I also give it a label: “mkswap -L MySwap /dev/device”.
If you already have swap space, then the procedure is, at the beginning of
the install, switch to a text console, do ‘swapon -s’ to see if swap has
been activated, and if not, activate it using 'swapon /dev/device".
Then, go back to the waiting graphical install window (ctrl-alt-f7) and
> Also (I know this sounds dumb) but what is the command to
> shutdown or reboot the machine from text mode?
“halt” or “reboot”
Cheers / Saludos,
Carlos E. R.
(from 11.2 x86_64 “Emerald” at Telcontar)