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Tutorial: Sidux 2009-01 AMD64 Installation Guide

Apr 28, 2009, 03:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John James Inkpen)

[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for this link. ]

"Set the Root Partition, check format option, a format type, ext2, etx3 and reisfer FS are the available options. Set mount-points of other partitions ( will not be automatically formatted). You can preserve your existing partitions using this feature. Note: file system in use here is xfs, it existed on the drive before this installed -- not checking the check box mount-point option will removed them.

"This screen to a new user could be a tad daunting if not for the fact that Gparted existed, here one can stumble around and get a drive up and running, then again it may be discouraging causing a potential sidux new user to bail out.

"An automatically partitioner is required with options, e.g. one partition, or two, one for home, a new user should not have to create a root, home, swap partition. This is normally the norm in most Linux Distributions today and should not be difficult to implement.

"Gparted -- if any partitions exist they can be used or delete them, some distributions do not like using a home partitions created by another distribution. Sidux is no exception."

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