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Old 04-18-2015, 12:10 PM   #1
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disk partition


Hell all,

I seem to have problem with disk partition on installing Linux. Can you point me to some tips.

Thanks,
 
Old 04-18-2015, 12:22 PM   #2
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Hi & Welcome to Linux Questions.

Depending on which Linux distribution your trying to install it comes with a Partition Manager.
Basically you would create a partition for your Linux file system (/EXT 3 or /EXT 4 20 GB's or more) and than you would
create a linux-swap partition 1 GB generally.

But there is more than one way to partition your HDD.

You can also download G-parted live burn it to a CD and use it to partition your drive.

http://www.howtogeek.com/184659/begi...ons-explained/
http://gparted.org/
 
Old 04-18-2015, 12:40 PM   #3
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without knowing most of the NEEDED information
we can only take wild loose guesses

this unknown operating system will have a web site
on that site should be the full install instructions


different Operating system do some things differently

so without knowing WHAT OS this is ???????????????????????


use the defaults
that ? should? give you something usable
 
Old 04-18-2015, 04:42 PM   #4
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Hello, i'll use this thread to ask for help, since is about partitions while installing Linux.

I'm trying to install Elementary OS Freya as dual-boot and when I have to create partitions i don't know what to do. I've searched for some tutorials on the webs and it says to create some logic partitions (swap, /home,...) but when i try to, only primary partition option is available. What should i do? Is there any problem to create those partitions as a primary?
 
Old 04-18-2015, 07:06 PM   #5
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You should actually start your own thread for your problem.

There isn't any problem creating primary partitions for any of them. If you are using MBR rather than GPT you are limited to 4 primary partitions. The link below is a tutorial on installing Ubuntu and Elementary is derived from it so it should be similar. Lots of other useful info in the tutorial.

http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/u...all-guide.html
 
Old 04-19-2015, 09:11 AM   #6
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Welcome aboard.

Take a look at my 'sig'.
 
Old 04-19-2015, 10:37 AM   #7
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This tutorial tells you all you need to know about partitioning
http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/gparted.html

You need three partitions for Linux
/ (called root) where the OS and programs live
/home where your data and program configuration files live
swap used when memory runs out or if you want to use the hibernate feature

The reason for having /home is that then you can install a new version of Linux (or change to a different distro), wiping the root directory clean but leaving all your files safe.
As explained, they can be primary partitions or logical ones, all in an extended partition; Linux (unlike Windows) isn't fussy.

And unlike Windows, you don't get all that c: d: nonsense; just a single filing system, so you can refer to files without even knowing which partition they're on.

Last edited by DavidMcCann; 04-20-2015 at 11:46 AM. Reason: correction
 
Old 04-19-2015, 11:24 AM   #8
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Hi DavidMcCann
As yancek advised, I started my own thread for my problem (http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...os-4175540109/), but that info was actuallly really helpfull! Thank you!
 
  


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