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Sticktendo 12-30-2004 08:10 PM

new partitions on new hard drives
 
i have a 160 gb new hard drive that i have installed pysically. now im ready to prepare it for linux and the such. i intend on having a 20 GB space for linux. 1 GB for swap and all the remaining to be vfat.

what formay does the linux and swap space need to be?

what is the difference between stripped an mirrored?

whipermr5 12-30-2004 11:28 PM

Giving linux 20GB is totally perfect; you should give the amount of swap twice the size of your RAM.

Are you sure you want to use RAID? Stripping data has fast acess to the data; mirroring data means that if a hard drive goes down, th other one has a mirror of it like a backup.

Sticktendo 12-31-2004 12:15 AM

well i got a SATA harddrive and i didnt want to mess with returning it and such so i just got a PCI card that was like an adapter.

RAID was my only real option.

is there any other way to do it?

and how do i make a partition vfat? it only gave me the option for nfts or whatever it was.

EDIT:actually i dont think i used raid cause i didnt make any sets.

EDIT2:and where do i get these? i cant put it into vfat or anything else....

carl0ski 12-31-2004 12:34 AM

ewww VFAT

arghh i'm alergic to that FS

it is slow and unreliable compared to Linux native FS
why not use on of them?


Whipermr5
Distribution: Redhat Linux 9 & Windows XP (though I hate it)
Why not get CrossXover office
it lets you install and run Internet Explorer, Adobe Suite, MS Office
Macromedia Suite MX
Trillian, MSN messenger etc (certified and Working)

plus i havent found a windows Installer that doesnt work with it yet :)

Sticktendo 12-31-2004 12:42 AM

ok....well....i wanted to make 120 GB of my new hard drive available to both XP and linux....what would you suggest?

i wanted to be able to put all my music on that part and then have either OS be able to read AND write on it.

also, i planned on getting fedora

whipermr5 12-31-2004 12:54 AM

Quote:

Why not get CrossXover office
it lets you install and run Internet Explorer, Adobe Suite, MS Office
Macromedia Suite MX
Trillian, MSN messenger etc (certified and Working)

plus i havent found a windows Installer that doesnt work with it yet
It costs money :(

whipermr5 12-31-2004 01:07 AM

Quote:

ok....well....i wanted to make 120 GB of my new hard drive available to both XP and linux....what would you suggest?

i wanted to be able to put all my music on that part and then have either OS be able to read AND write on it.

also, i planned on getting fedora

If you really need to share it with windows, maybe FAT32 is OK. Even I use it for all my data, instead of My Documents in windows or /home in linux.

Sticktendo 12-31-2004 01:12 AM

right.....so how do i make it fat32?

whipermr5 12-31-2004 01:12 AM

Quote:

Whipermr5
Distribution: Redhat Linux 9 & Windows XP (though I hate it)
Why not get CrossXover office
it lets you install and run Internet Explorer, Adobe Suite, MS Office
Macromedia Suite MX
Trillian, MSN messenger etc (certified and Working)

plus i havent found a windows Installer that doesnt work with it yet
Besides, I'm not having windows because I need it. I think OpenOffice is much better. It's just that it's a family computer; and my entire family uses windows, and thinks linux is too hard to learn. I'm just a kid anyway, so I can't get a new computer all to myself :(

whipermr5 12-31-2004 01:14 AM

You can use fdisk.
It lets you create a new partition with almost any imaginable fs type.

Sticktendo 12-31-2004 01:25 AM

and that is?

if you have AIM, my SN is ssj5kuhanten.

i have no clue what you guys are talking about. thats why im on the newbie board.

whipermr5 12-31-2004 01:30 AM

fdisk is a partitioning tool. You can run it from the command prompt by typing fdisk /dev/hdb and hitting enter. This assumes you want to configure the second hardrive. Then type m and hit enter. A list of what you can do appears. Hit n and then enter. You can select what fs type to use, size, label and other things here.

Sticktendo 12-31-2004 04:05 AM

how do i get to the command prompt?

carl0ski 12-31-2004 08:30 AM

Ctrl + ALT + F1

mjjzf 12-31-2004 09:21 AM

But you would have to install Windows first, and then a Linux distribution. You can just make the entire installation FAT32 and then make a Linux installation, picking ext3 or ReiserFS for the Linux partitions.


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