[Mageia-dev] fdisk or gparted

Richard Couture rrc at LinuxCabal.org
Thu Oct 25 01:31:39 CEST 2012

I'm trying to install MGA-2 on an 8TB logical drive provided by an lsi 
logic mega raid.

is the install using fdisk or gparted to partiton the disk now-a-days???

FDisk won't deal with more that 2TB

I went to the <ctl><alt><F2> console and can not find parted, only fdisk...


On 10/24/2012 09:08 AM, Bruno Cornec wrote:
> Hello,
> Wolfgang Bornath said on Tue, Oct 23, 2012 at 03:54:38PM +0200:
>> 2012/10/23 Bruno Cornec<Bruno.Cornec at hp.com>:
>>> Helo,
>>> I'm in the process of redeploying automatically my firewall machine,
>>> using Mageia. For that I'd like to have a very minimal install.
>>> However, I'm ending up with 580 packages, among them a lot of X11
>>> content, whereas I want a text base install only.
>> I had the same experience with Mageia 1 - the lowest I could get was
>> somewhere in the high 500. I spent some time tinkering with that but
>> whatever I tried, whichever package I wanted to remove, I always ended
>> up with the removal of part of the base system. In the end I gave up
>> (possibly due to lack of knowledge)  :(
>> I just checked Olivier's suggestion, ending up with some 270 packages...
> Well I *know* i can do better:
> sudo chroot /users/rpmbootstrap/mageia/2/x86_64 /bin/bash
> bash-4.2# rpm -aq | wc -l
> 172
> That chroot is made by a tool I'm developing to create build
> environments for multiple Linux distributions (supports Fedora, CentOS,
> Mageia, Mandriva, OpenSuSE, debian, Ubuntu). Cf: rpmbootstrap in Mageia
> (SVN at http://trac.project-builder.org/browser/devel/rpmbootstrap tar
> at ftp://ftp.project-builder.org/src/rpmbootstrap-0.12.1.tar.gz).
> The base approach is to cpio first a list of packages (the minimal one
> which allows urpmi to work) and then reinstall them running urpmi.
> List of packages is at:
> http://trac.project-builder.org/browser/devel/pb-modules/etc/pb.conf
> line 389/390.
> So I was hoping to get near that number after all. Of course a chroot
> doesn't require a boot loader, so all the packages brought due to the
> install of grub are creating the extra blurb.
> So I already have one mean to make it as small as possible. Now I'm
> working on another case, where I just use auto_inst. So I'd like to be
> able to use all the params available that could make me as near as
> possible of 170 + grub and its deps (the real ones).
> Will answer to some other mail in //
> Bruno.

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