which partition is which?

George DiceGeorge dicegeorge at hotmail.com
Wed Feb 6 12:42:20 UTC 2013

is there a datestamp on partitions in gparted,
or any other way of deciding which swap goes with which other partition,
the only identifier i have so far is size.

Nautilus doesnt seem to see the swap partitions so i cant see what goes with what.


From: David King 
Sent: Wednesday, 06 February, 2013 11:44
To: ubuntu-studio-users at lists.ubuntu.com 
Subject: Re: which partition is which?

On 05/02/13 23:20, George DiceGeorge wrote:

  After installing UbuntuStudio 
  I was looking at partitions with Nautilus and gparted 
  and deleting old partitions of swap disks etc 
  but I deleted something wrong 
  and it wouldnt boot 
  so i reinstalled UbuntuStudio. 

  Is there any way of seeing the dates of partitions, 
  or figuring some other way what's what? 

Before installing systems onto a PC, I draw out a map of the hard disks, and decide what partitions to set up and what will go where. 

For example, I might decide to put Ubuntu Studio in sda1, Mint in sda5, home in sda6, swap in another partition, etc. It also helps to make each partition a different size.

Once something is installed, I use gparted to label each partition so I know what's what.

If you install something without remembering what is what, then mount everything, examine the contents, and then label each partition in gparted.

David K

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