[ubuntu-za] Partition Advice Please

Hilton Gibson hgibson at sun.ac.za
Tue Sep 30 13:47:04 BST 2008


Also try:

http://www.ubuntu.sun.ac.za/wiki/index.php/ResizeWindowsPartition

For more info.

On Tuesday 30 September 2008 13:17:06 Vijay Makanjee wrote:
> 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
> partition successfully.
>
> Boot with the Live CD, go to system, administration, partition editor
> and then do your changes. Back up in case the data gets screwed!
>
> Vijay Makanjee
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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.
> >>
> >>     Regards
> >>     Hannes
> >>
> >>     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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> > --
> > Jan Kroeze



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