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    How to partition file system for linux installation?

    I have a 8 GB pen drive, where i am planning to install scientific linux. I need guidelines and help to partition this 8GB drive. I will be using it for programming java with the help of eclipse IDE.

    So after the installation SC Linux, i will install JDK and Eclipse IDE only. Please help me at the earliest.

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    Linux Guru Rubberman's Avatar
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    I can be found either 40 miles west of Chicago, in Chicago, or in a galaxy far, far away.
    For a device this small, just create either 1 or 2 partitions - one for / and the other (optional) for swap. In this case, with only 8GB (better to get a 32-64GB pen drive), don't bother with swap. Then, do a minimal OS installation and only install the extra bits you need (Java, Eclipse, etc) manually after the OS is installed and running. You will probably want to install the GCC suite as well - at least gcc and g++.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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