Basic Partitioning Guide?

Niels Larsen bqz69 at
Sun Sep 9 12:40:00 UTC 2007

On Sunday 09 September 2007 19:28:18 Michael Stanziano wrote:
> Greetings All,
> I'm about to do a full install of Ubuntu (Feisty) on a 100gig drive - the
> first time I've been able to devote a drive of this side to Ubuntu.
> So, I'm looking for some general advice for a partition scheme.  Nothing to
> complicated, just want to be able to keep my user and application stuff
> safe if i want/need to do another reinstall of the OS later.
> Any advice will be appreciated -- thanks!


30 to 90 gb on /

1 - 2 gb for swap (double amount as your ram - some people says swap is not 

Then everything will be on /, and the directories can grow or shrink as they 
like without any worries.

Then it is easy to make a backup of the whole partition "/" with the partimage 
program (I use partimage on knoppix -or systemrescuecd) for backup.
I have restored with paritimage several times, and it also works fine for me.

By the way, a small minihowto of the "Firestarter" firewall is just released 


Mainly for newbies.  :-)

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