[ubuntu-za] Partition Advice Please
angotull at gmail.com
Tue Sep 30 06:14:51 BST 2008
I would also suggest creating a /var partition. I know this is a
hangback form server layouts, but logs can fill a partition quicker than
you think, and linux doesnt like a full root partition.
On Mon, 2008-09-29 at 22:39 +0200, Hannes Coetzee wrote:
> I would suggest:
> Partition 1 for Windows (ntfs - whatever space you need)
> Partition 2 for / (ext3 for Linux root - about 5GB should do depending
> what you install later on. 10GB would be good if you can)
> Partition 3 for swap (1GB should be enough)
> Partition 4 for /home (ext3)
> Putting the /home partition last makes it easy to transfer your current
> setup to a bigger disk should you decide to upgrade in the future.
> vincent wrote:
> > Could someone please give me some advice on partitioning my HDD?
> > I've got an 80GB Drive & am running a duel boot system - XP Pro & 8.04.
> > I want to re-install Hardy & create A separate partition for my Home
> > directory.
> > When I originally installed Hardy I used the first option, allowing
> > linux to lead me through the process, this created Home in root.
> > Due to problems with Hardy, I want to re-install, but don't want to lose
> > any upgrades I've installed.
> > Hence my wanting to create a separate Home partition.
> > At present my system is as follows:
> > sdal1-ntfs-21.70GB
> > sda2 -Extended 52.83GB
> > sda5 -ext3 51.48GB
> > sda6 -Linux Swap 1.35GB
> > I propose to change the set-up to the following suggested by Karl Larsen
> > on another thread, with some changes.
> > sdal1- ntfs-3Gb
> > sda2 - Extended -58GB
> > sda3 - Home - 12GB
> > sda5 -ext3 5GB
> > sda6 -Linux Swap -2GB
> > Does this make sense?
> > My concern is, will I lose data on sdal1 if I make this partition
> > smaller as proposed? - On the face of it, a silly question, but being a
> > beginner here, I need your advice - My thinking is, that if I make the
> > partition smaller, it will just make the available space for XP less &
> > not destroy any data. Am I wrong, or will I need to reload XP as well?
> > Regards
> > Vince
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