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if i wanted gentoo for my whole disk would i just skip this page http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handboo...?part=1&chap=4...
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    partion setup


    if i wanted gentoo for my whole disk would i just skip this page http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handboo...?part=1&chap=4

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    No. As far as I can tell this page tells you how to install Gentoo on your whole disc!! Read through it carefully a couple of times and see what applies to you and what doesn't -- my guess is that most of it applies.

    You will need to at least make a swap partition and a root partition.
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    would i need to make a boot, swap, and root.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crashandburn0420
    would i need to make a boot, swap, and root.
    A boot partition is optional. In your fstab you will see a boot partition, but it will be the same as your root partition.. For instance my boot partition is /dev/hda9, and my root partition is also /dev/hda9.
    A swap partition is also optional depending on the amount of ram you have. If you have 512 MB or more, you could probably do without it.
    A root partition is an absolute necessity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by budman7
    Quote Originally Posted by crashandburn0420
    would i need to make a boot, swap, and root.
    A boot partition is optional. In your fstab you will see a boot partition, but it will be the same as your root partition.. For instance my boot partition is /dev/hda9, and my root partition is also /dev/hda9.
    A swap partition is also optional depending on the amount of ram you have. If you have 512 MB or more, you could probably do without it.
    A root partition is an absolute necessity.
    If /boot is on /, you don't need an entry for /boot

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