formatting hard disk on installation?

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formatting hard disk on installation?

Post by Blackfly » Tue Aug 02, 2005 8:14 am

is it right that gentoox formats everything on the hard disk when i install it?
i have a smartxx chip with a 120 GB HD and many files on my f drive so please help me cause i dont want to loose them..

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Post by stevie » Thu Aug 04, 2005 11:25 pm


No, only "native" will format your F: partition. There are three install options:

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There are 3 installation types, 'E', 'F', 'Native'.  'E' is the traditional installation
where all the files are placed in E:\.  'F' places 'rootfs' and 'swap' on the F:\ partition but
leaves the other files in E:\ (required for Cromwell/ Xromwell support).

'Native' formats your F: partition to reiserfs and then extracts the rootfs to the newly
formatted partition.  
This is taken from the install.txt coming with the distribution.
For mor information, read the install.txt yourself :wink:


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Post by vplayer » Thu Aug 04, 2005 11:36 pm

I think we need an Ad banner, that says "read the manual", "harddisk will not be formatted if you read the manual" .

I know its just a newb question, but cmon its been answered like a million times, forums are for doing searches too not only for asking questions.
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