Novice query: Installation Help

AP worldwithoutfences at
Wed Oct 2 17:49:58 UTC 2013

On Wed, Oct 2, 2013 at 9:56 PM, Liam Proven <lproven at> wrote:

On 2 October 2013 17:20, AP <worldwithoutfences at> wrote:
> >
> > Well, if I understand it correctly, you mean to say that I have to select
> > the manual partitioning scheme during installation. And after that, I
> have
> > to make
> >
> > #1 primary partition for /
> > #2 extended partition and inside it two, which are /home and /swap
> >
> > So overall, I am using two only partition which is *primary*. Even though
> > the whole of the space would be occupied in only the above written two
> > partitions, the other 3 primary partitions would remain as such though
> not
> > made and not required. If I am wrong, please correct it.
> Exactly, yes.
> You can later shrink the partitions with GParted if you want to
> experiment with a different distribution - it is safe to share the
> same /home and swap partitions among multiple installations, so long
> as you use a different user name for each one.
> Or you can make another big primary partition and try out FreeBSD,
> NetBSD, OpenBSD, Haiku, AROS, Plan 9 or any of the many other Free and
> Open Source operating systems that exist today.

Oh I am getting a small idea of how really stuff works. If later (however,
I would rather do very late), I use GParted for installing another OS, then
after some space is allocated (via the aid of GParted), this space can be
used as the new primary partition?
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