Install Gentoox Pro 2.0 on G Partition

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Install Gentoox Pro 2.0 on G Partition

Post by crow » Sat Jun 11, 2005 9:13 am

Need information:
Can i enter START= sectors during install or iso need to be recompiled.
THis topic explains it for MCE 1.2 viewtopic.php?t=1827&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=15


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Post by ShALLaX » Sun Jun 12, 2005 12:01 am

You could break into the installer with ctrl-c, then edit /etc/gentooxinstaller to change the START=... once done, run sh /etc/gentooxinstaller to resume.
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Post by crow » Sat Jul 09, 2005 11:26 am

Huh i do that but is sims not help. I only get the F partition destroyed. No data on it or on G(for G is not important).
I log to xbox, edit the installed script:

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vi /etc/gentooxinstaller
Scrool to the line 479 and changed the START= to

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START=268435466
Save the vi with ":wq" and then run installer

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sh /etc/gentooxinstaller
It format something and try to mounting then i get some error not enough free space and halt. After rebooting and going to dash i see that i dont have any data on F partition. Is there any way i can restore them.


After lookin in your installer script i see the
dd line that start to format from

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seek=15633072
ANd that destroyed my data :(((( and you didnt tell about dd line egg MCE 1.1 didnt have it also :(((


Part of installer script:

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###
   # Start block for the end of the standard 8GB hdd
   ###
   START=15633072
   SWAPSIZE="+256M"

   ###
   # Options for deleting all possible partitions from the drive
   ###
   echo -e "d\n1\nd\n2\nd\n10\nd\n9\nd\n8\nd\n7\nd\n6\nd\n5\nd\n3\nd\n4\nw" > /t

   ###
   # Zero out the partition table
   ###
   dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hda seek=15633072 bs=512 count=1 > /dev/null 2>&1
   fdisk $DEVICE < /tmp/make.fdisk > /dev/null 2>&1
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Post by Zombie13 » Thu Jul 21, 2005 12:23 pm

I did the exact same thing with GentooX Home, and lost my F partition. That's why I did the installs on a fresh hard disk, so it didn't matter if I lost anything.

I'd recommend anyone not to partition and format disks with valuable data on, without being either 100% confident in what you are doing, or making a backup.

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