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How to activate .sfs files in Tahrpup64_6.0.6? (Solved)
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Mike Walsh


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PostPosted: Thu 15 Feb 2018, 21:36    Post subject:  

bigpup wrote:
Puppy will not see the extended partition, because it is an area of the drive that is being used to make logical partitions.
Primary partitions and logical partitions are data partitions and will be seen.

So the drive icons on the desktop will be example:
sda1, sda2, sda3, sda5, sda6, etc......


I wish that were always true, bigpup. My copy of Xenial 7.0.8.1 (Phil's earlier 'beta' for 7.5) insists on showing sda4 as a desktop drive icon, too.....

Never seen that in any other Pup.


Mike. Confused

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PostPosted: Fri 16 Feb 2018, 02:45    Post subject:  

I saw that also.
It is some kind of bug in xenialpup 7.0.8.1

It is fixed in xenialpup 7.5

With computers, anything could happen and usually does Laughing

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PostPosted: Fri 16 Feb 2018, 03:06    Post subject:  

Quote:
Why do I want to end up with no unallocated space?

Unallocated space is usable if you turn it into a partition and format it.
If you keep it unallocated it is no good to use.
It is there, why not use it.

Why do you fill a glass full?
Why do you run a TV so the screen is fully used?
Why did the chicken cross the road?

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PostPosted: Sat 17 Feb 2018, 19:06    Post subject: How to activate .sfs files in Tahrpup64_6.0.6? [SOLVED]
Subject description: Multiple Puppies - Like Mike's layout
 

OK, I'm going to take the challenge and see if I can set up a 'kennel' of pups on the first drive like Mike's configuration.

Before I do...

1) Regarding thread etiquette...we are veering off course a bit from the original topic. Should I start a new thread or join an existing thread? Or, is it ok to continue on with this thread?

2) Regarding the partition layout...will it cause any issues if I leave sda1,2,3 as ext.4 and then add sda4, 5, 6 as ext. 3 in the extended section?
Or will I need to re-install 6.0.5 all over again as ext. 3?

I have a couple of weeks before I can do this little experiment.
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PostPosted: Sun 18 Feb 2018, 01:39    Post subject:  

I would start a new topic.
If nothing else, it will make it easier to search for if someone else wants info on doing this.

You can keep sda 1, 2, 3 the way they are.
The only thing is. If you try to put a series 4 Puppy on the computer. It will probably not be able to work with ext4. Ext 4 support may or may not be in it.
So, make some logical ext 3 formatted partitions that any Puppy should be able to work with.

Understand this about partitioning.
With a msdos partition table (you have that) this is how partitioning works.
Partition basics:
On a hard drive or storage device.
Can have up to 4 primary partitions.
Or 1 to 3 primary and one extended partition.
The extended partition can be divided into any number of logical partitions.

The extended partition is a special partition that can be further divided into usable logical partitions.
No restriction on number of logical partitions.
The logical partitions make the space in the extended partition usable as a file system.

For your drive as it is now.
Make an extended partition out of all that unallocated space.
Then use that large extended partition (sda4) to
Divide it up into a few logical partitions, using up all the space when complete.

End up with no unallocated space.

Example of primary, extended, and logical partitioning.
Notice in this example. The partitions after the extended partition (sdd4) are all logical partitions made from what is in the extended partition.
If you add them together (sdd5, 6, 7). They will total the space in the extended partition sdd4.
Also, notice the down indicator at the start of sdd4.
That indicates everything after it is in sdd4.
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