[RESOLVED] Parition of 69gig IN 1st installation of Buster ?

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[RESOLVED] Parition of 69gig IN 1st installation of Buster ?

Postby JeSuisFlaneur » 2019-08-28 17:04

Using the CD image and Etcher to make a persistent USB drive, my system kept asking for a CD. Reformat the USB (16 gig) and find an .iso and Etcher writes a bootable image (about 2.7 gig). Or so I thought.

Start installing Buster. I'm overwriting Ubuntu 18.04. I want to repartition and wipe Ubuntu out. Forever. Partition work ask for a 69gig (of 240gig) partition for / -- OK, I don't know Debian, so while I think this is too big, no problem. I proceed with the installation. I tried to attach a screenshot of the partitioning scheme that resulted, but I get, in red letters: "Sorry, the board attachment quota has been reached.", so I cannot help simplify what happened here. I next installed "Deja-Dup" and ran the "Restore". It balked until I restored to a directory, not the "original locations". But now I'm getting boot time messages about 35 meg of free space, as the directory structure goes:

"/" /Home /home / mark

so I have my former /home in /Home so to speak.

What are my options here? I think I can do another clean installation and fix the now-somewhat-wasted 69 gig. All that matters is backed up awaiting restoration. Deja-Dup (erroneously named: Backups in Ubuntu) is not password protected, but Debian's "Deja-Dup" wants one. I'm confused why the installer wanted such an odd partitioning.

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mark@Lexington:~$ df
Filesystem     1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
udev             4005736         0   4005736   0% /dev
tmpfs             811768     17820    793948   3% /run
/dev/sda5       28705700   8618140  18606344  32% /
tmpfs            4058824      9568   4049256   1% /dev/shm
tmpfs               5120         8      5112   1% /run/lock
tmpfs            4058824         0   4058824   0% /sys/fs/cgroup
/dev/sda7      135947928 128937828     34664 100% /home
tmpfs             811764        48    811716   1% /run/user/1000


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mark@Lexington:~$ lsblk
NAME   MAJ:MIN RM   SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT
sda      8:0    0 232.9G  0 disk
├─sda1   8:1    0  64.3G  0 part /media/mark/985f3998-ddf0-468d-bdc1-c3870ca4d5e
├─sda2   8:2    0     1K  0 part
├─sda5   8:5    0    28G  0 part /
├─sda6   8:6    0     8G  0 part [SWAP]
└─sda7   8:7    0 132.8G  0 part /home
sr0     11:0    1  1024M  0 rom


As this is my first post, I looked over these sites for partitioning problems and found nothing that explains this problem I'v having.

http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=47078
https://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/debian-reference/ch09.en.html#_disk_partition_configuration
https://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/debian-faq/
http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=58557
https://www.debian.org/releases/stable/amd64/

and done some keyword 'net searches, too.
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Re: Parition of 69gig during 1st installation of Buster ?

Postby phenest » 2019-08-28 18:10

The installer allows you to choose your own partition layout and sizes too. Select Manual partitioning during installation.
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Re: Parition of 69gig during 1st installation of Buster ?

Postby JeSuisFlaneur » 2019-08-28 19:08

Yes, thanks for the heads-up. I did select "manual" and the partitioner insisted on that 69gig of partition. And nothing I did could fix it.
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Re: Parition of 69gig during 1st installation of Buster ?

Postby dilberts_left_nut » 2019-08-28 19:10

You seem to e misunderstanding something.
That layouut looks OK to me.

/ is 28G & 32% full
/home is 132G & 100% full, presumably from misusing deja-dup.
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Re: Parition of 69gig during 1st installation of Buster ?

Postby p.H » 2019-08-28 21:08

JeSuisFlaneur wrote:I did select "manual" and the partitioner insisted on that 69gig of partition. And nothing I did could fix

sda2 is an extended partition which starts at 69 GB to the end of the drive. So if you want to create a primary partition, the maximum usable space is 69 GB before the extended partition.
Delete the extended partition or create a new partition table to get rid of it.
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