The final disk partitioning tasks takes place here. They entail selecting a mount point for the partitions, and formatting them. Though three partitions were created, only two will need to be formatted. Swap does not have to be formatted.
The partitions that we can format, are the ones we intend to use for /boot and /. for this tutorial, I start with the one for /boot. Select it by clicking anywhere along the line it is listed on, then choose the mount point from the dropdown menu to the far right. Once that is completed, click on the Format button. Select ext4 or any file system you prefer from the new menu that opens, then click on Ok. Repeat for the other partitions that need formatting.
The final task involves the boot loader. Unlike most Linux distributions, Chakra uses BURG, instead of GRUB. BURG is derived from GRUB, the GRand Unified Bootloader, and Chakra is the first distribution to use it by default. The only problem here, and it is a big problem, is that Tribe does not offer the option to choose a location for BURG other than the MBR (Master Boot Record) of the target hard drive. This means that installing BURG will wipe Windows 7’s boot program from the MBR. If that is ok by you, then the tutorial ends here. Enjoy you new system. If not, part 2 of this tutorial (to be published soon) will show you how to install BURG in the boot partition, and restore Windows 7’s boot manager in the MBR.
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