Originally posted by thinkdifferent
/dev/BOOT /boot ext2 noarto, noatime 1 1
/dev/ROOT / xfs noatime 0 0
/dev/SWAP none swape sw 0 0
BOOT is the boot partition, a small partition in the beginning of your hard disk where you install Grub or Lilo. It should be at least 20mb.
ROOT is the partition on which you are going to install linux
and Swap is the swap of course
Here's a piece of mine
/dev/hda1 /boot ext3 noauto,noatime 1 1
/dev/hda3 / reiserfs noatime 0 0
/dev/hda7 none swap sw 0 0
the first defines the place on the hard disk, the second the mount point, the third the file system and then you have your options.
The manual gives an example of the partition table:
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