How to use manual partitioning during installation?


I'd like to see the full How-To on how to use manual partitioning during Ubuntu installation. The existing guides (at least those I found here) cover only automatic part and leave untouched the manual part (or extremely short and contain no pictures).

I'd like to cover such situations:

Other Tips. Sorry about the excessively long question, but I figured giving more information would be better. I recently bought a new desktop for myself, running Windows 7. It has two hard drives, and I wanted to install Ubuntu on a small partition on the second hard drive. I created 25GB "free space" in Windows and ran a LiveCD install. I wanted to select the install options myself but accidentally selected "Install alongside Windows 7," but it seemed to pick up the free space and installed itself there as I wanted it to. However, I was told that the bootloader installation had failed. I chose to "Cancel installation," leaving my computer unable to boot. I wiped my computer and...

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Over the years, different versions of the Ubuntu Linux installer have come with a variety of options for disk partitioning. Sometimes the process has seemed clear “Use the largest continuous free space” – which was fine if there was free disk space available. Other useful options for new users of Linux have been “guided” disk partitioning or the availability of an automatic process to install Linux “side-by-side” with an existing Windows installation. A recent release (Ubuntu 11.04) featured a “something else” option when it came to allocating drive space, an option that didn’t seem entirely self explanatory!

The favourite suggestion seems to have been to use the entire disk to set up a single-purpose Linux box. This was accompanied by a scary (to most of us) message – “Erase entire disk – IDE1 master (hda)”. We may not have been sure what hda was but erasing entire disks seemed likely too much of a good thing just to install Ubuntu Linux.

A second option was often...

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If you are running Windows and would like to install Ubuntu on your system, you must free up some space on your hard drive (see How to Resize Windows Partitions) or install another hard drive on which to install Ubuntu. Changing the layout of a hard drive is called partitioning. There are various Partitioning Schemes that can be used to divide a hard drive.

For most people, it will be sufficient to use one of the "Guided Install" selections during installation of Ubuntu; however there are some circumstances in which manually partitioning your hard drive will be necessary. This guide will give you a basic understanding of manually partitioning your hard drive in preparation for Linux installation, as well as manipulating your partitions after it is installed.

The Ubuntu installer's Partition Editor, as well as the commonly used GParted partition manager, are some of the safest ways to partition a hard disk. However, it is nevertheless important to back up important...

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If I've misunderstood, and what follows is either teaching grandma to suck eggs, or is complete and utter gobgledegook and balderdash, accept my apologies.

Your statement "I don't seem to get the right responses from the tool' worries me a bit !

I'm about to install my third mandrake 9.2 system of the day and maybe if I talk you through what I did....

I'm now installing mandrake 9.2 download edition onto an ancient AMD k6/2 whose hdd fried itself last week. I've bought a new and bigger hdd, loaded the norton ghost backup of the windoze 98se it was running into the first half of the new hdd, and I'm putting mandrake on the (empty) other half to play with https / ssl under apache 2.

So here goes. I boot the machine, select the language, accept the licence, select the mouse, and then you're faced with choosing your partitioning scheme. I chose "custom partitioning" ,

Immediately I see a screen with a "tabbed dialog" showing a picture of "hda"....

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The Manual Partitioning screen allows you to create a storage configuration for your Fedora system manually, giving you a greater control over your system's storage.

In most other installers for both Linux and other operating systems, disk partitioning usually takes a "bottom-up" approach. In these installers, you first create underlying devices such as LVM physical volumes, then you create a layout such as LVM on top of them, then you create file systems on top of logical volumes, and the last step is usually assigning a mount point to each volume as needed.

Anaconda uses an opposite approach. First, you create all separate mount points you need, and everything needed to create them (creating a volume group, logical volumes inside it, and physical volumes where the volume group will reside) is performed automatically. You can then adjust the automatic settings as you require.

No permanent changes will be made to your disks during the actual...

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This manual explains how to boot the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 installation program (Anaconda) and how to install Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 on AMD64 and Intel 64 systems, 64-bit IBM Power Systems servers, and IBM System z. It also covers advanced installation methods such as Kickstart installations, PXE installations, and installations over VNC. Finally, it describes common post-installation tasks and explains how to troubleshoot installation problems.

The manual also covers how to install Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host on AMD64 and Intel 64 systems using Anaconda and advanced installation methods with considerations for this system. The appendixes include instructions on how to install Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host in different environments such as Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Microsoft Hyper-V, VMWare, Google Compute Engine (GCE) and Amazon Web Services...

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When you install Linux for the first time, you will need to partition your hard drive during the install process. If you’re using one of the more friendly distros such as Ubuntu it will by default partition your hard drive in a logical manner (this is called guided partitioning). However the partitioning it does is very basic, if you want to get more power from your Linux install, you will need to manually partition your hard drive during the installation. Most people shy away from this thinking that it is too difficult to know what part of the file system should get it’s own partition and what the partition size should be. Things, however, are not as difficult as you might believe and I will attempt to give a quick guide to how you can manually partition your hard drive to get more out of your Linux installation (I use Ubuntu so everything will be biased towards that distro).

Ubuntu Guided Partitioning

To make Ubuntu easier to install for those not familiar with...

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I may try installing 12.04 and then upgrading, my only concern is that at this point it seems like the full disk encryption option doesn't support multiple partitions or something like that? So i would guess that the upgrade from 12.04 wouldn't offer the full disk encryption option.

What I meant was, if you install 12.04 in encrypted lvm (using the Alternate CD, then you can install how you want and then upgrade to 12.10 later. (not install alongside).

EDIT: I am taking a look into the 12:10 installation process and I have found out that after we choose 'Something Else' from the "Installation Type" frame, we are able to set the file system type as 'physical volume for encryption', and I have managed to perform an encrypted installation with separate /boot (not encrypted of course), and encrypted /root and /home quite easily. I am not happy with the LVM side of things and will try again to see if there are some options I missed.

EDIT2: I tried but was not able to...

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Once the BIOS has begun booting from the CD- or DVD-ROM, the Isolinux bootloader menu appears. At this stage, the Linux kernel is not yet loaded; this menu allows you to choose the kernel to boot and enter possible parameters to be transferred to it in the process.

For a standard installation, you only need to choose “Install” or “Graphical install” (with the arrow keys), then press the Enter key to initiate the remainder of the installation process. If the DVD-ROM is a “Multi-arch” disk, and the machine has an Intel or AMD 64 bit processor, the menu options “64 bit install” and “64 bit graphical install” enable the installation of the 64 bit variant (amd64) instead of the default 32 bit variant (i386). In practice, the 64 bit version can almost always be used: most recent processors are 64 bit processors and the 64 bit version deals better with the large amount of RAM that new computers tend to have.

Each menu entry hides a specific boot command line, which...

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Tip: For best results, please ensure that Manjaro is connected to the internet prior to starting the installation process.

Installation guides for every release of Manjaro have been provided below for both beginners and experienced users. These guides may also be used to install Manjaro as a main operating system, or within a virtual machine environment using Oracle's Virtualbox. Rebooting your computer (or starting your virtual machine) after connecting your installation media should be sufficient to start the process. If you find that your computer continues to boot into your existing operating system despite this, then check that:

The ISO Download and/or installation media has not been corrupted, and that Your disc drive or USB flash-drive, depending on which you are using to install, is listed higher up in the boot order than your hard drive, which means that it will be booted from first.

Checking and amending your boot order, if necessary, will...

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The following section explains how to manually configure LVM for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Because there are numerous ways to manually configure a system with LVM, the following example is similar to the default configuration done in Section 9.3, “Automatic Partitioning”.

On the Disk Partitioning Setup screen, select .

In a typical situation, the disk drives are new, or formatted clean. The following figure, Figure 9.4, “Two Blank Drives, Ready For Configuration”, shows both drives as raw devices with no partitioning configured.


The /boot/ partition cannot reside on an LVM volume because the GRUB boot loader cannot read it.

Select .

Select /boot from the Mount Point pulldown menu.

Select ext3 from the File System Type pulldown menu.

Select only the sda checkbox from the Allowable Drives area.

Leave 100 (the...

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Do any of the following help you? (sorry, I don't have enough rep to comment this).

Now suppose that we are going to install Ubuntu 11.04 and at first of the installation process we will meet Allocate drive space screen (the most important step in the installation process). In Allocate drive space screen Select Something else to partition your disk drive manually.

The Next screen shows sda1 partition for Windows Xp and free space, Now we are going to install Ubuntu 11.04 so we need to create / partition and Swap.

Create / Partition:

Select free space and press on Add button.

Ubuntu 11.04 requires about 4.4 GB, So we should type a value more than 4.4 GB. Here in my case I put 6000 MB i.e 6 GB.

From "Use as" I selected Ext4 journalling file system.

From "Mount point" I selected /.

Press Add button to create / partition.

Create Swap:

In the previous screen select free space, and press Add button.

Swap doesn't...

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A little too early, not too late.

Here, we already have a guided installation procedure on the next iteration of the world’s most popular free operating system — Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

Canonical currently released the first beta images of Ubuntu 16.04; however, there’s no standard Unity flavor at this time and sadly, we won’t be seeing it until the 24th of March – which is the release date for beta 2 — and we should see stable builds emerging in by April 21st — followed by subsequent release candidates.

If you’re worried on how this guide will work with the first point release, worry no more as the installation procedure hasn’t changed so much from the previous releases so if you are familiar with the installation of previously released Ubuntu versions, then you shouldn’t find it too hard breezing through with this one.

Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus is now official and you can download either the 32bit or 64bit ISO images from here beforehand.

Once you’ve...

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The Manual Partitioning screen is displayed when you click from Installation Destination if you selected the I will configure partitioning option. On this screen you configure your disk partitions and mount points. This defines the file system that Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 will be installed on.

The Manual Partitioning screen initially features a single pane on the left for the mount points. The pane is either empty except for information about creating mount points, or it displays existing mount points that the installation program has detected. These mount points are organized by detected operating system installations. Therefore, some file systems might be displayed multiple times if a partition is shared among several installations. The total space and available space on selected storage devices are displayed beneath this pane.

If your system contains existing file systems, ensure that enough space will be available for the installation. Use the button to...

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Advanced or manual disk partitioning is available for those that want to create a custom set of partitions for installing Ubuntu 11.04. For whatever reason or reasons you choose to use the advanced disk partitioning tool, this article gives a step by step guide, with detailed explanations, on how to do it.

This tutorial assumes that you are going to create partitions for a standalone installation of Ubuntu 11.04. If you are going to create partitions for dual-booting with Windows or another Linux distribution, a future article, to be published soon, will provide instructions on how to create partitions manually, when dual-booting.

On a default installation of Ubuntu 11.04, the installer creates just two partitions; the first for /, the root directory, and the second for Swap. When creating partitions for installing any desktop Linux distribution, my recommendation is to create the following four partitions:

/boot, the boot partition. This is where programs...
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This chapter introduces important parts of a control file for standard purposes. To learn about other available options, use the configuration management system.

Note that for some of the configuration options to work, additional packages have to be installed, depending on the software selection you have configured. If you choose to install Minimal then some packages might be missing and have to be added to the individual package selection.

YaST will install packages required in the second phase of the installation and before the post-installation phase of AutoYaST has started. However, if necessary YaST modules are not available in the system, important configuration steps will be skipped. For example, no security settings will be configured if yast2-security is not installed.

General options include all the settings related to the installation process and the environment of the installed system.

The mode section configures the...

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Partitioning a hard drive divides the available space into sections that can be accessed independently. An entire drive may be allocated to a single partition, or multiple ones for cases such as dual-booting, maintaining a swap partition, or to logically separate data such as audio and video files.

The required information is stored in a #Partition table scheme such as MBR or GPT.

Tables are modified using a #Partitioning tool which must be compatible to the chosen scheme of partitioning table. Available tools include fdisk and parted.

Once created, a partition must be formatted with an appropriate file system (swap excepted) before data can be written to the newly-formatted file system volume.

Partition table

Note: To print/list existing tables (of a specific device), run parted /dev/sda print or fdisk -l /dev/sda, where /dev/sda is a device name.

Choosing between GPT and MBR

GUID Partition Table (GPT) is an alternative,...

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In this post, we will see how to manage partitions in 12c.
We will see :

– Multi partition maintenance.
– Online partition operations.
– Interval Reference Partitioning.
– Asynchronous Global Index maintenance.

1- Before to start:

Let’s create few partitioned tables to use them for all the following examples.

Connected to Oracle Database 12c Enterprise Edition Release Connected as wissem SQL> SQL> SQL> CREATE TABLE Tab_tst1 2 ( COL1_ID NUMBER(6) PRIMARY KEY 3 , COL2_NAME VARCHAR2(4000) 4 , P_DATE DATE 5 ) 6 PARTITION BY RANGE (P_DATE) 7 (PARTITION Tab_tst1_PART1 VALUES LESS THAN (TO_DATE('01-JUL-2013','DD-MON-YYYY')), 8 PARTITION Tab_tst1_PART2 VALUES LESS THAN (TO_DATE('01-AUG-2013','DD-MON-YYYY')), 9 PARTITION Tab_tst1_PART3 VALUES LESS THAN (TO_DATE('01-SEP-2013','DD-MON-YYYY')), 10 PARTITION Tab_tst1_PART4 VALUES LESS THAN (TO_DATE('01-OCT-2013','DD-MON-YYYY')), 11 ...
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