[ubuntu-za] Partition Advice Please
vijay at ergo.co.za
Tue Sep 30 12:17:06 BST 2008
I have used the partition editor on the live cd to manage the size of
the partitions. Resized my windoze partition and created a /home
Boot with the Live CD, go to system, administration, partition editor
and then do your changes. Back up in case the data gets screwed!
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Jan Kroeze wrote:
> It looks like a reasonable setup to me, but do you need that much space
> for /home? I tend to only use around 2Gb for my documents, settings,
> etc, etc.
> I would prefer to spend the remaining 10Gb from your home on a seperate
> /opt partition, as this allows you to maintain some programs between
> version of Linux (I refer here mainly to Java based applications such as
> iTracker, Eclipse etc.) Then again, you may not need this.
> You /can/ resize your Windows partition to a smaller size without losing
> any data, but it is a complicated process. If you search a little in the
> beginner's section of Ubuntu Forums <http://www.ubuntuforums.org> you
> should find a very detailed howto.
> 2008/9/30 Angotull <angotull at gmail.com <mailto:angotull at gmail.com>>
> 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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