Best Partitioning Practice
Hello everyone from the other side of the wall I have another question which I thought fitting for this section :D
I could never grasp the concept of all those Linux directories when partitioning and would normally just be guessing. You know the directories like /usr, /boot (oh wait I know what that does!), /home etc what are they actually for as in what is the difference between them?
Also I'll like to add that I'm downloading Xubuntu at the moment 90% and was wondering how I'm supposed to partition my hard drive for it. I've got a 40GB hard that I'm going to be partitioning for Windows XP and Xubuntu and was thinking of giving 10GB of space to Linux and letting the rest rot with |\/|cro$ofts little pet. Is 10GB going to be enough for Xubuntu? I hear it's quite light weight and I'm not going to be using it for any heavy duty work just trying to familiarize myself with the Linux environment.
This is what I had in mind for the Hard Drive:
- 10GB aside for Xubuntu (how I partition that I ask you)
- 10GB for my Music and Miska.. missa... mish... stuff!
- 10GB for Windows and any other software I install I've noted that keeping a seperate drive for software is just useless you end up deleting the folders when you format the damn OS anyway!
So how is it? Oh wait no space for games! AAAAAAAAAHH!!!! THink ThINK! Okay I think I stuff some in with the miska... mma.. mizk... oh to hell with it!