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Old 09-20-2005, 07:49 PM   #1
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Correct partition decision?


I've been using linux since the early days of Mandrake...and currently am a big fan of K/Ubuntu.

While a full switch didn't quite work for me, I'm going to dual boot soon.

In prep I repartitioned my 120gb drive.

Now it is:

~75gb C: windows NTFS
~22gb D: MP3's FAT32
~6gb / resierfs
1gb swap
~8gb /home reiserfs

The biggest change for me here over previou installs was to move my MP3's to the D drive, with a FAT32 format. I did this to be able to receieve/edit/frequently use my mp3's in both Linux and Windows. They are something I can't live without. I have 13gb, and left myself plenty of room for more. Was this a good decision? I obviously didn't want Linux writing to NTFS for my mp3's...although I will still read NTFS for some files (word docs, etc.).

What'd you think, esp regaring the D drive?
 
Old 09-20-2005, 08:27 PM   #2
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well whatever you want to do, it looks ok, but you'd have to make sure that any linux install can see the "D/mp3" drive i.e. that it's listed in the fstab so that it is either automatically mounted or for you to mount manually, plus you have to make sure that the user account has write permission to that partition.
 
Old 09-20-2005, 08:44 PM   #3
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Partitioning is a personal thing, just like distributions. If you think it will work for you, give it a shot.
 
Old 09-21-2005, 12:31 AM   #4
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Ok. Everything is working well, no prob with my mp3's on the fat32 D drive.

Now I just gotta wait for ubuntu 5.10 to come out....I'm so impatient.
 
  


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