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Offline Oneiros

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No clue about partitions
« on: June 19, 2018, 03:09:25 am »
I'm trying to install sparky for the first time, and I don't have any idea what I'm doing with partitions. The installer is only giving me a manually partition option, and all the guides I can find are showing different installers and assuming I have more knowledge than I have. Anyone able to translate the partition instructions into pure noobese?

I'm trying to fully wipe the hard drive for a clean install, using the calamares installer.
« Last Edit: June 19, 2018, 03:11:17 am by Oneiros »

Offline pavroo

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Re: No clue about partitions
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2018, 10:15:47 pm »
The Calamares gives you automated or manual option for partitioning, see #4 :
https://sparkylinux.org/wiki/doku.php/calamares
Nothing is easy as it looks.
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Offline JamesSloth

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Re: No clue about partitions
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2018, 05:27:45 am »
I'm having the same issue. I want to use sparky linux and I have 110 GB set aside as free space but everytime I make the root and swap partitions I get an error saying "The installer failed to create partition on disk 'ATA TOSHIBA DT01ACA1'.
Failed to add partition ‘New Partition’ to device ‘/dev/sda’. "

I have no idea what I'm doing wrong