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[SuSE Linux] "2 filesystems single /" error on trying to reinstall SuSE
- From: geichner@xxxxxxxxxxx (G. Eichner)
- Date: Fri, 05 Mar 1999 01:26:15 -0500
- Message-id: <36DF7907.5C7B2C4A@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Friend's new machine came with:
AMD k6-2 3??MHz cpu
Gigabyte motherboard (GA-5X ??)
8.4 gb hdd (eide)
Matrox G200 AGP
Machine came with Win 98 installed a 4.2gb partition, leaving
other half available for Linux.
I installed SuSE 5.3 on the last half,
hda2 / 4+ gb
hda3 swapfile - 127MB
Set to boot from floppy. It worked fine except I didn't have the
appropriate X-server, so I was waiting before setting up the X
Window system and KDE.
Turned out lots of lockups with the Matrox G200 AGP card and the
ALI chipset on this Gigabyte motherboard. Vendor was good about
swapping the video card out for a...
Diamond Multimedia Speedstar 8MB AGP card (DVD capability
under Win 9x)
I decided to "overinstall" 6.0 over 5.3, since it has the newest
X-servers, one of which (SVGA??) would hopefully handle the
Diamond video card, and I wanted to add any new KDE stuff (a
clean install seemed "safer" than an update).
I deleted the two linux partitions, and then created them in
reverse order, (seemed the only way to convince SuSE's fdisk,
that I wanted a new, clean install), I then went to set up the
mount points and behold, I got an error message after assigning
the large partition to / . I don't have the error msg in front
of me, but it was something on the order of...
"You can't have a single root directory, if you have 2 different
The win98 fs is vfat, btw. This error comes up whether I try to
mount the win98 partition (hda1) as /mnt/win98, or leave it
totally unmounted. When asked to choose a filetype (DOS, vfat,
or UMSDOS) I chose vfat, because that's what it is.
I'm doing something wrong, but I don't know what. I've searched
the SuSE database (and read the <1024 cyl info) and searched the
installation troubleshooting portion of the SuSE 6.0 text, but I
missed any useful info on this topic if it was there.
The toughest thing for me to understand is why I was able to
install SuSE 5.3 and boot from a floppy, and now I'm not able
to. I don't think I touched the MBR before, and Win98 is running
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Also, anyone able to comment on the Diamond (multimedia)
Speedstart 8MB agp card and server support under X.
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