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    i have 25 gigs of linux space and 5 gigs of swap... this is a good size right? (reading person above saying 15-20 gigs)
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    Yes, 25 GB is plenty of space for the needs of most Linux users.

    The 5 GB of swap seems a bit heavy, though. Are you sure you are correct about that number? I only keep a 512 MB swap partition on my machine and it never gets touched, meaning that I could essentially do away with it.
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    yeha im sure when i did cfdisk i put in 5000 mb and i did that much because i didnt want unpartitioned space.. that would be useless!
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    Quote Originally Posted by stinkoman View Post
    yeha im sure when i did cfdisk i put in 5000 mb and i did that much because i didnt want unpartitioned space.. that would be useless!
    If you should decide you want to shrink/expand any partitions, you can do it easily enough with the PartedMagic LiveCD. It's a clone of Partition Magic for Windows so it's very easy to use, and it's a small download and quick burn to CD.

    Enjoy your new Slackware box...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ozar View Post
    If you should decide you want to shrink/expand any partitions, you can do it easily enough with the PartedMagic LiveCD. It's a clone of Partition Magic for Windows so it's very easy to use, and it's a small download and quick burn to CD.

    Enjoy your new Slackware box...
    I can recommend the PartedMagic CD ... I use it quite a bit ... the windows version has let me down badly at least twice !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan183 View Post
    I use it quite a bit ... the windows version has let me down badly at least twice !
    Yeah, I keep that and a copy of SuperGRUB on hand at all times. Come to think of it, I have a collection of about 30 various emergency/recovery type utilities that I keep on hand.
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    could you post that list? and if any are specifically hard to find a link? emergency stuff is always good to have!
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    There's already a pretty good listing of them right here:

    The LiveCD List

    This is just the Rescue type utilities/distros. You can find more good ones under the System Admin and Diagnostics headings.
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