> 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.