[CentOS] lphdisk and kickstart partitioning - laptop install

Robert Moskowitz rgm at htt-consult.com
Tue Mar 21 19:29:07 UTC 2006

At 01:15 PM 3/21/2006, Alfred von Campe wrote:
>On Mar 21, 2006, at 13:06, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
>>And how do you set other types? I could boot with a ghost 9 rescue
>>CD (which I did not bring with me) and edit the partition table.
>>But is there a Linux tool to do this?
>You can boot from the CentOS installation CD and type "linux rescue"
>at the prompt.  And then use fdisk (type m for help as the command
>prompt says).

Great, thanks.

I am putting points like this into my Freemind Linux notes...

>>oh, so a0 is a partition type.  What IS the partition type that
>>Linux makes for its boot, swap, and EXT3 filesystems?  How do I see
>>this without something like Ghost recovery?
>Again, fdisk is your friend:
>[root at centos ~]# fdisk /dev/sda

I will give this a go.  With the cylinder info (as you show below, I 
can more intelligently place the partitions.

>The number of cylinders for this disk is set to 2231.
>There is nothing wrong with that, but this is larger than 1024,
>and could in certain setups cause problems with:
>1) software that runs at boot time (e.g., old versions of LILO)
>2) booting and partitioning software from other OSs
>    (e.g., DOS FDISK, OS/2 FDISK)
>Command (m for help): l
>0  Empty           1e  Hidden W95 FAT1 75  PC/IX           be
>Solaris boot
>1  FAT12           24  NEC DOS         80  Old Minix       bf  Solaris
>2  XENIX root      39  Plan 9          81  Minix / old Lin 
>c1  DRDOS/ sec (FAT-
>3  XENIX usr       3c  PartitionMagic  82  Linux 
>swap      c4  DRDOS/ sec (FAT-
>4  FAT16 <32M      40  Venix 
>80286     83  Linux           c6  DRDOS/ sec (FAT-
>5  Extended        41  PPC PReP Boot   84  OS/2 hidden C:  c7  Syrinx
>6  FAT16           42  SFS             85  Linux extended  da  Non-FS
>7  HPFS/NTFS       4d  QNX4.x          86  NTFS volume set db  CP/M /
>CTOS / .
>8  AIX             4e  QNX4.x 2nd part 87  NTFS volume set de  Dell
>9  AIX bootable    4f  QNX4.x 3rd part 8e  Linux LVM       df  BootIt
>a  OS/2 Boot Manag 50  OnTrack DM      93  Amoeba          e1  DOS
>b  W95 FAT32       51  OnTrack DM6 Aux 94  Amoeba BBT      e3  DOS R/O
>c  W95 FAT32 (LBA) 52  CP/M            9f  BSD/OS          e4  SpeedStor
>e  W95 FAT16 (LBA) 53  OnTrack DM6 Aux a0  IBM Thinkpad hi eb  BeOS fs
>f  W95 Ext'd (LBA) 54  OnTrackDM6      a5  FreeBSD         ee  EFI GPT
>10  OPUS            55  EZ-Drive        a6  OpenBSD         ef  EFI
>11  Hidden FAT12    56  Golden 
>Bow      a7  NeXTSTEP        f0  Linux/ PA-RISC b
>12  Compaq diagnost 5c  Priam Edisk     a8  Darwin UFS      f1
>14  Hidden FAT16 <3 61  SpeedStor       a9  NetBSD          f4
>16  Hidden FAT16    63  GNU HURD or Sys ab  Darwin boot     f2  DOS
>17  Hidden HPFS/NTF 64  Novell Netware  b7  BSDI fs         fd  Linux
>raid auto
>18  AST SmartSleep  65  Novell Netware  b8  BSDI swap       fe  LANstep
>1b  Hidden W95 FAT3 70  DiskSecure Mult bb  Boot Wizard hid ff  BBT
>1c  Hidden W95 FAT3
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