Going through setup prior to install, I get an error message “No automatic proposal possible. Specify mount points manually on the “Partitions” dialogue”.
I’m putting it on my old laptop, which currently has Bodhi Linux on it. I’d wanted to overwrite the system and make the laptop 100% openSUSE. I’m not extremely versed in partitioning and was expecting the installer to handle this when I told it it was free to take the whole disk.
Hoping for advice or instructions as I haven’t found them online yet.
I found some documentation, but as a new user, I’m confused. I’m at a screen called Expert partitioner (which I’m not) Under Hard Disks is sda, then sda 1 sda 2 and sda5.
sda1 is 147.11 GB with Ext4 filesystem. Mount point is blank.
sda2 is 1.94GB, no filesystem or mount point. This might be the system itself, and if I remember, should be larger, perhaps 20GB?
sda5 is 1.93 and I’d guess is for swap, so is the correct size. I think.
The doc I found is for a system that appears different, so before proceding I’d love some feedback. I’d really hoped this would be handled automatically. Here’s the drive, use it as you will. No such luck.
This is not a busy forum. My main confusion now is what size each partition should be. The laptop has a paltry 160 GB drive. I’d thought 1.9 GB for swap (equal to memory), 25 for root, and the rest for home. But online research is confusing. Some say root should take up the majority of the drive, with only a few GB for home. I believe home is for storing data, and I thought I’d have more in the way of pictures, music, downloads, etc. than the 5 GB another site mentioned.
Thanks for the help! I’ll get right on it. gogalthorp, the installer offered nothing, perhaps because that computer is running Bodhi Linux. I just wanted a more advanced distro. (And with more headaches - er, learning experiences!)
You have no free space so you have to tell it what to do. If you have any files you need back them up then just have the installer delete the exiting and create new partitions. If you have a running Linux then at a prompt type fdisk - l (that is lower case L not a one) and show use the output. It is weird that you have a extended partition with nothing in it (sda5)
> Hoping for advice or instructions as I haven’t found them online yet.
On the screen following the language prompt, disable “use automatic
configuration”. Mode should be “new install”. After few screens more,
you get to the “suggested partitioning” screen. Select “create partition
setup”. Select the disk if there are more than one, then you get to
another screen with a button labelled “use entire hard disk”. Press it,
If you don’t like the proposal, then choose “edit partition setup”
Cheers / Saludos,
Carlos E. R.
(from 12.3 x86_64 “Dartmouth” at Telcontar)
Can’t be true. The extended partition, when existing, is one of the primary partitions and thus one of sda1, 2, 3, 4. Logical partitions are allways numbered 5 or higher. In this case, there being an sda5, one of the others mentioned (sda1 or sda2) must be the extended partition. And seen from the numbers provided by the OP it is sda2. A realy strange partitioning schema.
I am for Knurpht’s solution. Delete all of them and the let the installer do all the defaults.