Suse 10 has a custom partitioning option. You go custom, and then
custom again (instead of selecting the hard drive), and you can fully
customise the setup. You could then tell it what to mount, and not to
partition or format it.
I have done a Suse 10 install recently on a virgin machine - and I do
remember this aprt of the setup as I wanted to reorder the setup (too
small a swap partition in my opinion).
On 22/02/06, George P Boutwell <george.boutwell@...> wrote:
> coLinux block devices, even when doing an alias such as hda1 do not
> handled partitions... This trips up about every installer I know
> of... Most installers allow you top bypass in some whay the partition
> step... I'd guess from what you wrote that SuSE 10 is trying to
> partition the cobd device and failing.
> On 2/20/06, Fred Calef III <fred@...> wrote:
> > Close! So close!
> > Using the hda, hdb, etc. designations allowed the cdrom iso and other
> > filesystems to be mounted. However, when I select the 'Harddrive' sourc=
> > selection and specify the source drive 'hda' and the source directory
> > '/' it just bounces back to the source seletion screen and does not
> > begin the installation. Am I missing something? Has anyone installed
> > SuSE10 using the harddrive source option? I just don't know if the
> > installation program should be going to a new screen or I'm missing an
> > option from the menu list?
> > Also, does anyone have any ideas on how to specify the cdrom drive to
> > the installer program (which always says 'CDROM not found'). I can moun=
> > the CDROM as a drive, but not as the default cdrom device.
> > Fred
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