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Old 01-31-2005, 12:47 PM   #1
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partioning scheme


i have fc3 discs now i see every body talks about making a /swap /home /root and other directories like for example for music /music directories when they are installing FC3. which ones are required when u manually partioning. I have installed it before but i use the automatic option. I end up having LVM. I want to manaully partition cause i have plans to add other OS's. So can some one give me advice what i need to do?? I have like a 60 gb hard drive on my laptop. thanks

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Old 01-31-2005, 01:04 PM   #2
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*Required* partitions are "/" and "swap".

It is a good *practice* to have a separate "/home" directory, so you can do a "destructive" reinstall, if necessary, without wiping out your personal settings/documents/whatever.

Some like to have "/boot" on its own partition. It is not *necessary*, but can be more convenient if you are "multi-booting" several Linuxes.

Any other separate partitions are purely personal preference.
 
Old 01-31-2005, 01:28 PM   #3
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*Required* partitions are "/" and "swap".

It is a good *practice* to have a separate "/home" directory, so you can do a "destructive" reinstall, if necessary, without wiping out your personal settings/documents/whatever.

Some like to have "/boot" on its own partition. It is not *necessary*, but can be more convenient if you are "multi-booting" several Linuxes.

Any other separate partitions are purely personal preference.

So when i go to use disk druid with FC3 make the seperate / /swap /home /boot partitions i have no experience with manually partitioning. Do i need to set these up in certain order since i do want to add another Linux which will be Ubuntu
 
Old 01-31-2005, 03:16 PM   #4
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I just installed FC3, dual boot with xp. REd Hat used Disk Druid to do the partitioning. When I set my custom partitions, the program actually arranged them, apparently in the order it wanted them. Just specify which is /, /boot, /home, swap, etc and what size and format you want them. I also set up a vfat partition so I could send files back to the windows side from linux.

It was actually very simple - and I am still quite new at this.

hth
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Old 01-31-2005, 03:21 PM   #5
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I just installed FC3, dual boot with xp. REd Hat used Disk Druid to do the partitioning. When I set my custom partitions, the program actually arranged them, apparently in the order it wanted them. Just specify which is /, /boot, /home, swap, etc and what size and format you want them. I also set up a vfat partition so I could send files back to the windows side from linux.

It was actually very simple - and I am still quite new at this.

hth
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thanks for that info aobut ur expericence i always get to that partitioning screen in disk druid and get a bit nervous but thanks that came in handy
 
Old 01-31-2005, 03:33 PM   #6
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Old 01-31-2005, 04:10 PM   #7
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I quite liked the idea of having a separate /home partition for my constant reinstalling when I update Suse, but found suse wouldn't let me, any suggestions?
 
  


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