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#1 2005-03-23 03:04:11

shinobi
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New Installation Question

Hello to all. I am going to install Arch tonight but will be doing so on a Maxtor 120GB SATA drive. Is there anything that I should know in advance using a SATA drive? I have glanced at the Install documentation and didn't notice anyting, although I could have missed it.

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#2 2005-03-23 03:09:06

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Re: New Installation Question

nope. you should be fine.


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#3 2005-03-23 03:59:54

shinobi
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Re: New Installation Question

Whew! Thanks for the quick reply.

I didn't have any problem with a recent Ubuntu install, just wanted to make sure as I know some distros can be a little picky...

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#4 2005-03-23 05:27:04

shinobi
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Re: New Installation Question

Another question, as I'm reading the documentation: If I choose Auto-Prepare to partition my hard drive, does it use the ext2 filesystem as a default? In other words, if I wanted to use ReiserFS, I would have to manually partition everything?

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#5 2005-03-23 06:07:51

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Re: New Installation Question

shinobi wrote:

Another question, as I'm reading the documentation: If I choose Auto-Prepare to partition my hard drive, does it use the ext2 filesystem as a default? In other words, if I wanted to use ReiserFS, I would have to manually partition everything?

Please read the official install guide, your answer is right there.


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#6 2005-03-23 06:18:22

shinobi
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Re: New Installation Question

I am reading it, and shortly answered my own question. Thanks for the reply though!

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#7 2005-03-23 08:25:47

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Re: New Installation Question

Just a tip: Don't install/use devfs at all when picking the base packages, just udev- this will save you some work if you want to switch later. SATA HD's are under /dev/sdx with udev.


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