Hard-disk partition guide
Last updated: April 12th 2005
Onebase Linux uses cfdisk program for partitioning hard-disk. Those who
have no idea about this program can learn from this guide.
(Minimum space required for OL : 2 GB)
Name of partitions in linux
For example "C :" drive in windows*tm, is listed as "hda1" by linux naming
conventions. (a vfat partition is a windows partition)
The very first step in the installation is partitioning hard-disk. when
you press 1 you will see a dialog box (cfdisk) showing all the partitions
present in your system.
You will see a number of buttons at the bottom of the dialog box. And at
the top showing the available partitions and/or freespace available in
If your hard-disk is unpartitioned and the partitions in the dialog box
is listed as "free spaces" then you can create a new partition by highlighting
it, after this you will be given options for specifying the space,... for
the new partition. Likewise create two partitions, one for Onebase Linux
and the other for linux swap which is optional.
You need to change the type of the partition created. (you will find the
TYPE button), Highlight the main partition, (where Onebase will be installed)
and Press the Type and enter 82 (native linux partition). Similarly for
swap partition, Press Type and enter 83 (linux swap partition)
This also applies to existing partitions where just changing its Type is
Important: Before pressing "Quit", Press "write"
to save the partition table