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RE: Automated Partitioning



If you will notice my root partition:

part / --size 5000 --grow

The --grow tells it to take up the rest of the space.  If you give this
option to two or more partitions, it will divide up the rest evenly between
them all.

As for the extended partitioning selection, you cannot tell it where to put
primary/extended/logical partitions.  You can pre-partition the disk, and
manually set the mounts, but don't even try the --onpart option [which is
*supposed* to set up partitions on a pre-existing partitions layout, but no
one has ever been able to get it to work].

HTH

Forrest



> -----Original Message-----
> From: David T-G [mailto:davidtg bigfoot com]
> Sent: Monday, March 19, 2001 11:26 PM
> To: kickstart list
> Subject: Re: Automated Partitioning
> 
> 
> Hi, all --
> 
> ...and then Taylor, ForrestX said...
> % 
> ...
> % # partitions
> % zerombr yes
> % #clearpart --all
> % clearpart --linux
> % part swap --size 512
> % part /boot --size 512
> % part /home --size 3000
> % part /multimedia --size 5000
> % part / --size 5000 --grow
> 
> I have a somewhat related question...  I'd like to specify certain
> partitions (root, var, swap) and then have one more that uses 
> whatever is
> left.  [Actually, I think it would be great to have Erik's script that
> parses disk size and decides based on that, since I come from a Sun
> JumpStart environment and find kickstart, cool though it may 
> be, somewhat
> limiting.]  I haven't found the switch for "free" or "freehog" or "the
> rest" or whatever.  Is there one?
> 
> Speaking of which, I now recall a second question.  I'd like for my
> partition table to lay out as
> 
>   sda1   -  swap
>   sda2   -  root
>   sda3   -  var
>   sda4   -  extended partition containing
>     sda5 -  /drv1 (my "the rest" slice)
> 
> but I seem to always end up with swap down in the middle of the disk
> somewhere and more extended partitions than I expect.  Can I be more
> specific in my layout?
> 
> 
> TIA (twice) & HAND
> 
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