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Old 12-18-2012, 05:04 AM   #1
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About Linux Redhat


Hi guys,

I am new to Linux and have some questions,

When installing Linux Redhat, how many partitions do we have to make?

Also what is swap?



Thanks
 
Old 12-18-2012, 06:06 AM   #2
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Since you are new to Linux, some reading will help you to learn the terminology. You could always start with Google and Wikipedia on terms you want to know more about.

To get you started, a Linux system strictly needs only 1 partition obviously. There are cases you don't even need a partition. But for a standalone use at least 1 is minimal (which holds "/" file system). Then you can add partitions as necessary. It's good practice to have /home and swap at least separate partitions. On server setups, /usr, /boot and /var are usually on their own partitions.

As for the swap, it's an area where data from memory can be written temporarily, in order to free up the RAM.

Please take some time to research on your own before asking questions in future.
 
Old 12-18-2012, 06:09 AM   #3
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Hi,
I never used Linux so can't help you. I am using Windows.

Last edited by harycharlie; 12-18-2012 at 06:10 AM.
 
Old 12-18-2012, 08:18 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by linux111 View Post
I am new to Linux and have some questions,
When installing Linux Redhat, how many partitions do we have to make?
You already asked about that here: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...on-4175427367/ and you did get answers.
* If you read the documentation linked to in post #6 then you don't have to "start with Google and Wikipedia".
** Note that unless you're required to install Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3 you would probably be better off installing CentOS 6.3 (see centos.org) or Scientific Linux, if you understand the difference.
 
Old 12-18-2012, 10:46 AM   #5
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RHEL

If you are student you can get a cheap membership to become a student member. I believe it is only $80 a year. From there you can download the latest version of Redhat and get a better idea of understanding the OS. Also go through the installation GUI and choose all the default options based on your system. From there you can log in as root and type "df -h" to see what the current partitions look like.
 
Old 12-18-2012, 03:40 PM   #6
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When you have time read through this documentation it's good.

https://access.redhat.com/knowledge/docs/

And here's the Red Hat Guide for the Installation:
https://access.redhat.com/knowledge/...ide/index.html
 
  


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