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Re: Installing FC5 on pre-partitioned /dev/hdb



On Sun, 2006-04-02 at 20:54 -0400, Gene Heskett wrote:
> On Sunday 02 April 2006 20:06, Craig White wrote:
> >On Sun, 2006-04-02 at 19:49 -0400, Gene Heskett wrote:
> >> On Sunday 02 April 2006 19:11, Craig White wrote:
> >> [...]
> >>
> >> >----
> >> >if you understand his issue - tell him what he should do
> >> >
> >> >Craig
> >>
> >> With all due respect Craig, you obviously don't want to understand
> >> the issue.  You need a shorter horse, that ones waay too high.
> >
> >----
> >fair enough - if by your refusal to disconnect the existing hard drive
> >now known as /dev/hda - you damage the installation, please do now
> > whine on list without expecting an 'I told you so'
> >
> >I would also be extremely surprised if disk druid weren't capable of
> >installing into already created valid partitions which I guess is what
> >you are struggling to do.
> >
> That is exactly, precisely the point, if you do not edit that partition, 
> AND enter what it thinks are valid numbers, it won't even let you get 
> to access the label string at the top of the edit screen.  Any attempt 
> to fool it and get on by just segfaults and exits to a "you may now 
> reboot your computer" message.
> 
> Besides that, the edit cursor cannot be found most of the time so you 
> hit the tab key and the space bar alternately looking to see if it had 
> the right effect, often it doesn't so you back out & retry.  Its 
> busted, its been called to this lists attention lots of times and yet 
> the brokenness is ignored by blameing it all on clueless users. I dare 
> say most just give up and let it do it the way it wants to, and when 
> the system is then broken beyond recovery, debian gets put on that box 
> because you CAN configure it the exact way you want.  And they put up 
> with XFree86 and its crashes.
> 
> I built x.org-6.8-901 nearly 2 years ago now, on two different machines 
> and its yet to crash.  I built kde-3.3.0 using konstruct back when it 
> was new because the one installed by FC2 when I upgraded was crashing 
> just by hovering the mouse over a printing function.
> 
> That problem actually turned out to be a bad cups rpm build that AFAIK, 
> hasn't been updated (for FC2) yet because you officially don't care 
> about kde.  I've built newer cups since, several times now in fact, 
> along with the gimp and gutenprint from scratch several times.  I'm 
> also running kernel 2.6.16.1 built from scratch along with 
> amanda-2.5.0, built from scratch in the next 24 hours after a new 
> version is released.  Yet you continually berate me as a big dummy 
> suffering from alzheimers.
> 
> When I do come to this list for help, I usually know exactly what 
> question I should be asking, I ask it with enough detail so there is no 
> possibility of miss-understanding if you can read english, and yet you 
> continually miss-understand me.
> 
> So either understand the question and help IF you can (and which I'm 
> doubting from the responses so far), or just ignore me, I can tolerate 
> that.
> 
> I'm going to try the gui installer once just for grins & if that won't 
> work, then I'll pull hda and move the new drive to the end connector 
> jumpered for master.
> 
> But, when I do that, I want to know before hand, howto remove the labels 
> this borked piece of crap will no doubt put on the partitions.  I'll 
> build customised /etc/fstab's for both drives IF I don't run into an 
> e2fsck version miss-match like I did with 2 different debian based 
> installs on another box thats now running my milling machine.  Thats a 
> PITA too FWIW when the same version number of e2fsck, 1.35, can't check 
> the same versions drives of another parallel install.
> 
> So how do I remove a label from a partition once its been labeled?
> 

e2label

> >Craig
> 
> -- 
> Cheers, Gene
> People having trouble with vz bouncing email to me should add the word
> 'online' between the 'verizon', and the dot which bypasses vz's
> stupid bounce rules.  I do use spamassassin too. :-)
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