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Hello. I have noticed an odd behaviour in Linux installation, and would appreciate any help on it. It seems the problem exists in both Red Hat 8 and SuSE 7.3 that I have tried (I note that IT DOES NOT APPEAR in SuSE 8.1 that I have tried yesterday). In particular, when starting a new installation and trying to partition the disk, I have tried to put /var/mail in a SEPARATE partition. This seems unacceptable by the installation, resulting in the following error message (in SuSE 7.3) when starting copying files: Package aaa_dir returned an error Do you want to ...

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    Default Problem with Linux Installation

    Hello. I have noticed an odd behaviour in Linux installation, and
    would appreciate any help on it. It seems the problem exists in both
    Red Hat 8 and SuSE 7.3 that I have tried (I note that IT DOES NOT
    APPEAR in SuSE 8.1 that I have tried yesterday).

    In particular, when starting a new installation and trying to
    partition the disk, I have tried to put /var/mail in a SEPARATE
    partition. This seems unacceptable by the installation, resulting in
    the following error message (in SuSE 7.3) when starting copying files:

    Package aaa_dir returned an error
    Do you want to see the log file?

    The log has the following:
    --------
    Installing aaa_base....OK
    Installing aaa_dir....ERROR

    (THE MESSAGE IN RED HAT IS SIMILAR)

    I am confident this has to do with the /var/mail partition (no
    problems when not creating it). Yet I really want this filesystem on a
    separate disk (and partition), that's why I could really use some
    help. I have also tried Solaris to create the same partition table,
    with no problems at all.

    Thank you
    Greg Guest

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    Default Re: Problem with Linux Installation

    On 13 Oct 2003 12:37:10 -0700, Greg
    <grpmed.uoc.gr> wrote:
    > Hello. I have noticed an odd behaviour in Linux installation, and
    > would appreciate any help on it. It seems the problem exists in both
    > Red Hat 8 and SuSE 7.3 that I have tried (I note that IT DOES NOT
    > APPEAR in SuSE 8.1 that I have tried yesterday).
    >
    > In particular, when starting a new installation and trying to
    > partition the disk, I have tried to put /var/mail in a SEPARATE
    > partition. This seems unacceptable by the installation, resulting in
    > the following error message (in SuSE 7.3) when starting copying files:
    >
    > Package aaa_dir returned an error
    > Do you want to see the log file?
    >
    > The log has the following:
    > --------
    > Installing aaa_base....OK
    > Installing aaa_dir....ERROR
    >
    > (THE MESSAGE IN RED HAT IS SIMILAR)
    >
    > I am confident this has to do with the /var/mail partition (no
    > problems when not creating it). Yet I really want this filesystem on a
    > separate disk (and partition), that's why I could really use some
    > help. I have also tried Solaris to create the same partition table,
    > with no problems at all.
    >
    I don't know why this should cause an error (maybe you don't have enough
    room in your other partitions?) but you could just create a partition
    and mount it as /var/mail after installing.


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