Thanks djohnston and old-polack
Actually i re-tried to do the partitions, first i created a 50 Gig partition mounted only with "/", then created a swap partition and a /home one.
I don't know if it was right, after i installed PCLinux PPE, i did the updates using Synaptic and while i was doing it i played with the partitions in the Control Center so i screw it up. On reboot it was giving me more error messages so i'm going to reformat the drive entirely and reinstall PCLinux again but not the PPE for now. I'll wait until i have another spare drive to do it so i'm not going to use my good Linux drive.
Thanks again, for now i'll reinstall using only the "use the entire drive" or something like that option so my boot partition will be 12.01 Gig again...
Lots of fun here, the learning process will be both fun and painful.....sometimes
I don't think the problem was with the installation but with your diddling with the partitions while it was updating. There should be no reason to be messing with the partitions once you have a working installation. You can add new ones if you wish, for other purposes, but don't do so while upgrading. I add and remove partitions all the time, but I do so with the command line fdisk
, and I use the command line mkfs
application for formatting the partitions. When I install something, I choose Use Existing Partitions
, and point to the ones I want used and tell it where I want the partitions mounted. I don't let any of the partitions be reformatted by the installer.
This installation is on a 30 GB / partition
, formatted with the ext4
filesystem. My smallest / partition
is 12 GB
, my largest 48 GB
. The size depends on what I plan to do with that particular installation.
The first rule to remember when you get error messages is don't panic
. Post the exact error message, and ask what the error messages mean, and what processes might be available to alleviate the situation. In most cases whatever is wrong can be fixed, and you'll learn something valuable in the process. Destroying all you've built, and starting over teaches you nothing. Fixing things is where you learn.