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Friday, January 4, 2013

Partitioning in 4MLinux.

The main objective of this post is to describe how to perform disk partitioning before installing 4MLinux to a blank hard disk drive. 

The default filesystem in 4MLinux is ext4, and therefore it will be used here (see the point 3 below). However, 4MLinux 23.0 (and later) can also be installed on ext2, ext3, reiserfs, jfs, xfs, btrfs, and nilfs2 partitions.

1) Boot your copy of 4MLinux Live CD (or Live USB) and select GParted from the Maintenance menu.

2) Create a new partition table. You should choose MSDOS (old standard) or GPT (modern solution). 

3) Create an ext4 partition (at least 1 GB in size) for your new 4MLinux.

4) Do you have an older machine with low RAM? If so, it is recommended to create a swap partition.

5) Are you going to use UEFI to boot? If so, you will need a FAT32 partition.

6) Time to apply changes.

7) The final step: you must set the FAT32 partition flag to ESP (EFI System Partition).



  1. Unable to boot - please use a kernel appropriate for your CPU
    How can fix it?

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