disk erase of dual boot system
tuxebi at gmx.de
Wed Nov 26 20:25:22 GMT 2008
Geoffrey Bays wrote:
> I do intend for the new 8.10 install to take up the entire disk. Does
> the installer by default set up two or three partitions?
> Swap plus one or swap plus two?
> I suspect the defaults will do fine, but then I have never attempted
> to optimize the partitions myself.
afaik swap + one. I would AT THE VERY LEAST reject this proposal and
have a separated /home. This will greatly simplify the upgrade to the
versions that will be relased within the next 4 years. ;-), since if you
do not 2 want to upgrade or if something goes terribly wrong, you can
always do a new install from scratch, while your /home stays, where it
Furthermore, if you are planning for servers or anything else, you
should do the appropriate steps for what you plan at partitioning time.
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