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Old 11-27-2007, 05:49 AM   #16
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when you talk about cylinders, i don't understand what your talking about. also, the boot will be first then swap then home? thanks.
 
Old 11-27-2007, 11:19 PM   #17
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when you talk about cylinders, i don't understand what your talking about. also, the boot will be first then swap then home? thanks.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cylinder-head-sector
ideally you would place /boot below cylinder 1023, but with the later distro's of linux you can get away with placing it at the end, above 1024, and even in an extended partition....

Now what we would ideally like in the partition setup is....

swap = 128 meg+ to match your memory size(if you have more than 1 gb then you could install with no swap, not ideal tho)
/ = 8 gb maybe another 2 gb to 5 gb if you have extra drive space, but 15 gb would be more than enough...
/boot = 100 meg, this would be more than enough..
/home = at least 10 gb and if you have a drive, say 60 gb, then use whats left after the first three partitions...


if you upgrade or install another distro over this drive and dont wish to lose whats in /home, then you can do so by resetting mount points and just formatting /, /boot and swap, but dont format /home, and you will find your data still there...

 
Old 11-29-2007, 06:00 AM   #18
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o.k. thanks. and what are cylinders?
 
Old 12-09-2007, 01:09 PM   #19
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can't create a boot partition by itself. i had to flag root as boot in order for my os to boot up. here's my partitions:"/" flagged as boot, and swap. maybe this os doesn't respond well to multiple partitions, never the less, i'm sticking with dreamlinux because i really like it.
 
Old 02-16-2008, 10:28 PM   #20
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Not an issue now. Thanks -Kevin
 
  


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