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Partitioning seems to be my weak point still. I know so many people have there different views on how they partition there system but what I am looking for is ...
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- 07-14-2004 #1
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- Jul 2004
Installing Slackware 9.1 help please
This is what I am working with.
- I have a 40GB HD on my laptop and would like to have Win XP and Slackware installed on it.
- already have a 18.62 GB NTFS partition with my Win XP OS installed.
- I have 18.62 unpartition space I would like to use for Slackware
The only partitions I was thinking of installing were / (root), /swap, /boot, and /var
- My laptop has 1GB of RAM and is a Pentium 4 2.20GHz
- Iím installing Slackware 9.1
When I boot from the CD I enter fdisk /dev/hda and begin the partitioning processes.
I noticed the first partition for my Win XP is listed as /dev/hda1
What processes should I do next to get the best performance out of my laptop with the hardware I have? How much space should I make the /swap and other partitions?
I heard you should make the /sawp drive twice the amount of RAM you have in your computer... but Ive also read that over 1GB of /swap is not a good idea.
How big should I make my /var and /boot ?
I apologize for this type of questions because Iím sure this board gets 5 of these a week. I am going to try and visit linuxforums more often and contribute as much as I can. This installing linux on different systems always seem to give me a hard time.
- 07-14-2004 #2
First off...welcome and we hope you stick around!
On to business...My suggestion is:
/boot : No more than 32M
swap : 1x your RAM (just in case you ever need to do a full mem dump (highly unlikely, but I'm paranoid ))
/var : No more than 3G ( >1G if you're not running servers )
/ : the rest
I have a separate partition for my /home to keep my settings more portable. Hope this helps."Time is an illusion. Lunchtime, doubly so."
~Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
- 07-14-2004 #3
Originally Posted by sarumont
- Join Date
- Jul 2004
I have many more questions I want to blurt out but I will hold off until I finish reading the information already posted on this board.
Thank you for the warm welcome