Ubuntu Installation :: Manually Setting Partitions And Mount Points?
May 24, 2011
I have figured out manually setting the swap partition and setting "/" as the mount point for the primary partition during install. If during install, I want to create another partition to keep the OS separate from installed programs and such, to be able to do a clean install every 6 months and not loose everything (or anything) I have done prior.
I am having trouble with the advanced partitioning, I dont know what any of the mount points are for. I have a 64GB SSD which I want to use only for the boot files, and I have a 640GB which I want to place everything else on, as to preserve the life of the SSD. How should I configure my mount points/partitions in the ubuntu 11.04 installer?
figure out the best partition layout for my linux installation which I'm about to have on my laptop. Having read numerous articles on partitioning in linux I've gathered some ideas, still there was no let's say a clear explanation as to the sequence the mount points should be arranged on the disc...What I have in mind is to use a single disc space as efficiently as possible considering the head travel. The pc is a laptop, 160GB HDD and will be used as a normal desktop with some simple sound processing. Distro Linux Mint 10. I'm planning to have such partitions and all will come after a Win7 installation:
/boot -> some write it's not necessary in dual-booting, some that it's good to have for security swap -> with 4GB of RAM i don't suppose i'll use it /
have the most heavily utilised partitions close to each other so the head doesn't move for large distances. The placement also makes a difference as the closer to the inner rim of the disc the worse performance. I'm also not sure about the sizes. Read posts with recommendations but still judging by installations on a different laptop and virtual machine e.g. 5GB for /opt is a bit too much as there's almost nothing in there. Certainly /usr fills up, /var too from what I've observed. / also has scarce data in it so I'm wondering if giving them e.g. 5 gigs each won't be a waste of space resulting in greater head travel.
When I choose the manual partitioning scheme (the bottom radio button),I cannot specify mountpoints manually for some of my partitions.I have tried clicking in the mountpoint box, to no avail.The only choices I have are in the dropdown menu.My current partitions include ones for /data, /storage, and /art,in addition to/and /home.
I'm fuming about this again after doing my third install of 11.04, this time on one of my laptops. Why was the ability to edit mount points taken away in the 11.04 "Allocate Drive Space" portion of the custom install? In earlier versions, you could choose a mount point in the file system from a drop down (i.e. mount this partition as /, or /home, or /opt, etc.). You could also enter your own location to suit your needs. This allowed me to do tricks like mount my home partition under /media/home, to prevent my settings being clobbered by the installer (later, after integrating the settings created by the installer with the settings in my home directory, I could edit fstab to mount the home partition in its rightful /home location). Or to put my windows partitions under /media/WinXP or put my old Linux parition under /media/oldlinux. I could do whatever I want. Now, I have limited options. I can only choose a location from the drop-down. I cannot edit it. Want to mount a partition under /media/home? Tough. Want to mount Window under /media? Nope. Can't. Instead, if I select an ntfs partition, I only get the choice of mounting it under /dos or /windows. WTF do I do if I have three windows partitions (like I do on my desktop)?
Listen, if I'm doing a custom install, and I know enough to partition my drive, don't you imagine I don't need the mount point option dumbed down for me? If I've gotten to this point, I obviously know what I'm doing (or, if I don't, I'm already screwed bcuase I'll probably nuke a partition that I want to keep)limiting my choices here is stupid. I know, I can clean this up afterwards by editing fstab or using some other tool but my question is, why should I have to? What's the logic in removing this options from the user?
I am trying to install ubuntu 9.10 alongside windows on my laptop's harddrive. When I was going through the procedure it gave me the option of a guided partition of my harddrive... however there was an error. At this stage I unplugged my external harddrive because it's sometimess a bit dodgy and restarted the installation process. However everytime since that I have tried to install, it only gives me the option of erasing the entire disk or specifying the partitions manually
I have a requirement that seems to be unique in nature. I have multiple clients who are caged to their home directories. I would like to "share" a directory which exists above these chroots with all these caged users. I know this can be accomplished using mounts but my problem is, how can I mount a single directory to multiple mount points located in each users home dir? Can this be done in the fstab file?
I want to install Kubuntu on my computer alongside W7. from what I have read Kubuntu requires around 4 different partitions. Do I make these partitions using Windows partitions tool before installation? So that when I install they are partitioned? Or do I just use the Kubuntu installer partition tool?
My setup is like this:
HD 1 Drive C: Windows 7 - 33GB of 326 GB free Drive E: ( 9GB Factory Partition I deleted - want to Install boot for Kubuntu here )
Do I format in Windows or just leave the space unallocated?
HD 2 Drive D: Docs, Videos - 40GB of 335GB free HD3 Drive G: Docs, Videos - 77GB of 590GB free
Hard Drive 3 has around 70 GB free that I can use for the other partitions, do I do these partitions in Windows? Or using the Kubuntu CD? When installing I get 2 Guided options.
1 - To install Kubuntu on Drive: G wiping out the whole HD.
2 - To install Kubuntu on Drive: G using 45GB or 10% of space.
If I do option #2 will it erase the docs and videos currently on the HD? Will it be just 1 partion or several? I wanted to ( using Manual partition )install the boot, and system files on HD 1 Drive: E, and the swap and /home partition on HD 3 Drive: G.
If I make new partitions and re-size partitions using the Kubuntu CD will I erase any video, and doc files currently on my HDs? Or should I make these partitions in Windows and then install the respective Kubuntu partitions where I want them to go?
So I wanted to dual boot Ubuntu with Windows 7, but have no idea how to partition out Ubuntu. At the moment, I'm working with a 300GB harddrive that will solely hold installed applications and stuff like that. Any shared/storage data will be put on separate harddrives altogether.
I plan on using a 40-50GB partition for Windows 7 alone (no installed applications and stuff). And here come the questions about Ubuntu partitioning. From what I read, do I only need three separate partitions? (/, /home, /swap) Even then I'm not 100% sure what each of these partitions represent. But my research says... / = equivalent to my Windows 7 partition, /home = the partition where installed applications go and other non-essential Ubuntu stuff, /swap = virtual memory
With all that said, to comfortably run Ubuntu can I have my partitions be these sizes?
/ = 10GB /home = 20-30GB /swap = 2GB (Do I even need this if I have 2GB of ram?) Windows 7 = 40-50GB W7 Apps = remaining space
I don't know what exactly I want to do with Ubuntu, but is a /home of 20-30GB adequate to install lot's and lot's of apps?
I'd like to dual-boot it with Windows 7, but I'm not sure exactly how I should set things up. Searching has helped but I would really appreciate advice specific to my scenario. Windows 7 to run a couple games (mainly Starcraft II) and for anything that doesn't run on mac or linux, and Ubuntu to do most of my normal everyday stuff (documents, programming projects, web browsing, listening to music).Hardware: 1TB hard drive, 4GB RAM, AMD Athlon II 435 processor.
I installed Fedora 11 on a server with 2 equal sized disks. I used the gui installer and didn't make custom setting changes to the partitions. One of the steps asked for me to choose the disks i wanted to use for this installation. I selected both disks and after the installation Fedora only sees one volume the size of both disks combined.Do I now have software raid0 or do I have something else?
I need a guicance related to mounting USB stick of 2GB capacity. Normally when I insert my USB stick it mount automatically and show me.I want that instead the usb mount automatically I manually mount it. Now there are two steps to do it. First How to stop USB to mount automatically ? Second How to mount it manually ?
how to partition. I was getting sick of having to backup my data every time I had to reinstall Ubuntu, so someone recommend that I partition my hard drive so that I could store all my personal files ( documents, music, and vidoes ) onto the seperate partition. However I don't know how to do this. Furthermore when a new version of Ubuntu is release I always pick the install on the entire hard drive so the partition i installed would end up being deleted. How do you install Ubuntu by manually specifying the partitions.
I want to install Ubuntu 10.10 on the hard disk, but the partition table looks a lot different than in Windows. I have uploaded two screenshots, one of the Disk Management from Windows ( http://oi56.tinypic.com/15y9bgw.jpg ) and another one of GParted ( [URL].... ). Also, I can't mount any of the partitions.
want to create a iSCSI connection which mounts /home directory to a share on my NAS via iSCSI. Does anyone know if this is possible on a RHEL 5.4 machine? I am building the server from scratch and then creating the iSCSI mount point in /etc/fstab. After the /home directory is mounted on the mail server, I will copy all the mailboxes over to the /home directory via iSCSI.
Ubuntu 9.10. I have a problem - when I mount other partitions of my hdd or the system automounts usb disks these are mounted in /media directory with permissions 0700. So there are two problems there: - When I switch user on my desktop to another that user can't read data from the usb disks - I can't share data through network because smbd doesnot have read permissions on the created mount points
I think editing /etc/fstab is wrong way, there would be more right way to change permissions on mount point. I tried to change/add parameters umask, allow_other in gconf-editor (/system/storage/default_options, subsections vfat and ntfs-3g) but that does not show any results. Article [URL] recommends Open Places → Computer. Every volume except the generic File system one should have a Drive and Volume tab in its properties dialog where you can set mount options. But I did not find those tabs. Where should I set option to mount usb disks with permissions rwx for every user of my system?
When I insert an SD card in the reader, slackware creates a mount point and mounts my card volumes. On unmounting the volumes, the mount point vanishes. How do I achieve this manually?When I attempt to mount a volume using the mount command, the mount point folder must exist and the folder does not vanish on umount. Is there a way to create a mount point if it does not exist? and ensure that the folders vanish on umounting?
I have an Ubuntu 11.04 laptop that I use to connect to a Windows 7 server. Everything was working fine until the hard drive on the server crashed and it was replaced with a backup. Now I intermittently lose access to the shares with Nautilus giving me the following message:
"The folder contents could not be displayed.You do not have the permissions necessary to view the contents of Folder"
When I look at the mount points in terminal I see the following:
Sometimes the permissions will revert back by themselves, sometimes I need to umount and mount to get back in.I have tried deleting and recreating the mount points. No change.It is driving me up the wall, I have tried everything I can think of, installing/uninstalling winbind, the fuse modules etc etc. I use this machine as a production machine in a heterogeneous environment and everything works awesomely except for this. I love Ubuntu, I can't even think of booting Windoze these days but not being able to access the network shares is a right show-stopper for me.
I have various drives and partitions that I have been mounting through fstab, but sometimes I had to do it manually, but now, I can't get them to mount at all. At first I thought it might be a disk failure, but booting to a Live CD shows all the drives working fine. when the entries are added into fstab, $mount -l shows them as mounted to their relevant mount points, but the data does't show in either terminal or dolphin?
Typing $umount /dev/drive always returns /dev/drive not mounted.
When I comment out the entries in fstab and reboot and try a manual mount, I always get /dev/drive already mounted or /mount/point busy. $mount -l does not show any mount entry points for the drive. My /home/user partition is now full as I can't save data on the other drives, so I don't know if this is an issue. Also I use a mixture of encrypted partitions and non encrypted partitions, but this wasn't an issue before. Checking some of the logs didn't show any errors. The problem seemed to start when gdd was saving data to a partition mount point I thought was mounted but wasn't. I have since removed that data and even created a new mount point.
I'll start a fresh installation of a debian stable server and I would like to use LVM on this. So, I started to read lots of documents about LVM and found different flavors on partitioning with it. I'm thinking in a partition schema which might use LVM for those mount points that tends to grow in time, for instance:
If /mnt & /media are for temporary mount points and removable drives, what is the usual convention for locating permanently mounted partitions for all users on the computer? e.g. I have a partition for photographs, I'll just call it "photos" would it be bad form to mount it as /photos or something like /my_hdd/photos ?In practice it probably won't matter, but I want to make sure it's easy for anyone else to perform admin tasks on the computer when I'm not available.