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Hello again, I have managed to successfully partition my hard drive using PartedMargic to accommodate both Windows and Linux; however, as I am about to install Linux, its default option ...
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- 01-25-2008 #1
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- Jan 2008
Which partition(s) should I install Linux on to?
Hello again, I have managed to successfully partition my hard drive using PartedMargic to accommodate both Windows and Linux; however, as I am about to install Linux, its default option was to install on to my entire hard drive.
I clicked "manual" (to select the partition manually), and I have three options: a device named /dev/sda5 of type ext3 with only 2 gigs of space, a swap partition, /dev/sda6 also of 2 gigs, and then a device titled /dev/sda7 of type ext3 with 33 gigs. I cannot actually check the swap check box, so I guess my question is do I want to check both the /dev/sda5 and /dev/sda7 boxes, or simply the /sda7. Thanks in advance.
- 01-25-2008 #2
if you're brave enough I would choose none of the above and start by deleting those 3 mentioned partitions and then creating new ones with half of the available for /, about half available for home, and then 512mb-1gb for swap depending on how much memory you have (more memory = lower swap need)
- 01-25-2008 #3
Hope that helps.
- 01-25-2008 #4
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- Nov 2007
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I suggest, if you're going to install "manually" some applications (i.e. not available with your system repositories), a '/usr/local' (or '/opt/' or something similar) partition... so, if someday you need to reinstall, you can keep those applications.EOF