Partition size recommendation, please!
OK - I have figured out that I need to partition the 80 gig Seagate SATA to be able to have part or all of the drive FAT32 - as Linux likes FAT32.
Would someone share thier opinion (or experience with 80 gig) about the size of partitions needed? I saw one reference to having Windows in NTFS, and then Linux, cache, and files storage in FAT32 - but no reference to sizes.
I have XP Pro & SuSE to load to start with. Actually I have already did both on the Seagate, but it all NTFS right now.
Thanks for any and all help.
Let me see if I understand
So I can do a partiton for my XP (say 10 GB) and one for my XP swap (800 MB) - and SuSE would handle the rest?
What if I did a third partition with the XP install disc - say 30 GB just to store files that would be used by XP and Linux. When I went to install Suse - would it install in what was left - and ignore the partitions that I had manually made?
Thanks from A NEWBE ..!
Re: Let me see if I understand
When you install Suse, it should recognise whatever partitions you have created and you should have the option of changing existing partitions as well as creating new ones. At least that's the case with the distros that I have installed. In some distros, if you take the easiest route, that is if you ask the installer to make all the decisions, it will just install to remaining unused space, but that's not the way to go for most users including you. So when the installer asks (assuming it's similar to Fedora) if you want Suse to set up partitioning automatically or do you want to do it manually, choose manual. Make notes before and during about what partitions you want, size and filesystem type, including their "Linux name": hda1, hda2 etc. That could be useful later on. After partitioning, the rest is pretty easy.
Originally Posted by BamaPanda