how to do a custom install?
kline at thought.org
Mon Nov 16 00:10:19 UTC 2009
On Sun, Nov 15, 2009 at 08:59:32PM +1100, David Rawling wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gary Kline
> Sent: Sun 15/11/2009 8:03 PM
> due to strange disk problems i was down for around 30 hours. i am
> currently wiping dos/win off in favor of 7.2-R and i have a question
> about doing a "custom" install that would let me slice the drive into
> more that four pieces.
> i am building, by default,
> SWAP, and
> it has been years since my custom install where [[*some*]] technique
> let me slice something like, say,
> SWAP, and
> anybody remember what keys to hit in the installation procedure?
> I can't say that I remember the keystrokes, but you can have multiple disk slices (aka Windows/DOS partitions) and within each slice, multiple BSD partitions (IIRC up to 8).
> I have mine partitioned into (generally)
> / - 1GB
> swap - 2x - 4x RAM
> /tmp - 4GB
> /var - 20GB
> /usr - 40%
> /backup - remainder
> I use the whole disk for BSD (single slice) and create the partitions as whatever size suits.
yeah, i kinda, sorta remember now. you type "A" for the entire
drive, then keep slicing off pieces. hmm, i think once i did that
and got a big, fat X for the 5th one.... maybe i didn't enter
the "A" that time.
just for the heck of it, i'll retry,
> David Rawling
> PD Consulting And Security
> Email: djr at pdconsec.net
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