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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:03 pm    Post subject: Confused about applying a filesystem to a partition Reply with quote

I am installing gentoo on my laptop and I did my partitions with fdisk, bios boot partition, boot partition, swap partition and root partition.
I'm going according to this https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Handbook:AMD64/Installation/Disks#Applying_a_filesystem_to_a_partition
This gives an example partition structure for boot and root but I am confused, am I suppose to do this with swap and bios boot partition too (all of the partitions?)

I do understand that I have to activate the swap partitions with mkswap /dev/sda3 && swapon /dev/sda3 (my swap is on sda3)
I understand that the filesystem is created so you have structure to the partitions, its basically the standard way of storing and retriving info from partition but I have no idea if I am suppose to do it to bios boot partition and swap parititon.

tldr: am I suppose to format bios boot and swap partition?
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Confused about applying a filesystem to a partition Reply with quote

randomeme098 wrote:
tldr: am I suppose to format bios boot and swap partition?

randomeme098 ... the swap partition you've already formated with 'mkswap', and the bios_boot you need do nothing.

You didn't ask, or mention, but 'boot' will also need formating, eg, 'mkfs -t ext2 /dev/sda2'.

best ... khay
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks my dude
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