Originally Posted by Tdotsown
Hi I'm new to Linux, and I was wondering if anyone could assist me with the partition table I would use and in what order I would have to set these up? Even in which i would create each partiton.
These are the conditions I have...
- Windows XP needs a 80GB NTFS partition.
- Also would like a 8GB DOS FAT partition so files can be moved easily between operating systems.
- SuSE and Fedora should share a common /home directory of 80GB.
- The SuSE root filesystem should be formatted as reiserfs.
- The Fedora root filesystem should be formatted as ext3.
Thank you, any help would be greatly appreciated.
Since you are over the 4 primary partition limit you MUST use the extrended partition option. After using one primary partiton for Windows you have the choice of creating and saving a primary partition for later, using a primary partition for the FAT filesystem, Linux swap, or Linux / (root). I would use FAT32. Never use FAT unless necessary.
Ignoring any of the above choices I would use cfdisk to create:
1. 80GB NTFS primary partition.
2. 8GB FAT32 primary partition.
3. Extended partition.
A. logical partition for Linux swap (some percentage of your RAM, can be shared between Linux syatems).
B. unknown GB logical partition for SUSE.
C. unknown GB logical partition for Fedora.
D. 80GB logical partition for /home.