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Old 09-18-2002, 02:15 PM   #1
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partition recommendations


i am getting ready to install a debian distro on a system running win2kpro. i need some suggestions on partitioning. i am running a single 40g hd. The win2kpro is installed on the c drive(ntfs) with about 24g of disk. i also have an D extention(fat32) with about 2g of disk. these have been recently installed and i have all my toys backed up so i am open to completly reformatting again (sigh) if it would be in the best interest of system performance.
 
Old 09-18-2002, 04:35 PM   #2
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the sizes are up to you really. Using DOS fdisk I just split my 30gig HDD into 2 parts then format them both FAT32. Then I install Winbloze98 to the first partition (C: in windows) then after about 45 minutes getting my new Windows all configed I pop slack CD into my bootable CD-RW and reboot the comp installing Linux to Partition D:, of course first setting up the Linux partitions such as boot and root on that D; partition and then formatting it ext3 using Linux fdisk and TADA I have a new dual boot Harddrive that at comp start-up bootsa into either system on my command

P.S I think the 2gigs partition would be fine to install Linux on depending on how many programs etc you install by default. I may be wrong. My Linux is on a 6 gig partition.

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Old 09-19-2002, 09:23 AM   #3
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2 Gigs is fine, I have a sort of stripped down Slack 8.1 on ~700mb, and have lots of extra space, and even have some extra programs on there and things. Have 2 kernel sources, and more. 2 Gigs are fine, but don't expect to be handling alot of heavy programs.

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Old 09-19-2002, 11:20 AM   #4
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after looking over the contents of the D drive extention i see that it is only manufactuer fluff and nothing having to do with my win2k at all. so i will dedicate that entire drive to my linux os and such, plus i have another 12g of unallocated disk to use on either drive when needed.
now i need to decide how much space to allocate as primary and how much as logical.
Also, do all of you use a desktop enviorment gui? And if so, which and why?

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Old 09-20-2002, 02:41 AM   #5
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That's not really the best question - "Also, do all of you use a desktop enviorment gui? And if so, which and why?" - as it is asked too often, and will sometimes upset some people. A more targeted question would be better... Something like:
I have searched the forums far and wide, found many a thread regarding desktop environments, some excellent debates there were. But when it came down to it, no one mentioned specifics regarding the differences between KDE and twm, and I was hoping to learn. If someone can provide some good unbiased info regarding these, and other, desktop environments, that would be very helpful in my endeavor to use the greatest OS ever developed, thanks" or something like that.

No but really, there are loads of threads with PLENTY of user debate on which is better and why, and if you don't find something that you are really looking for, then by all means, ask.

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Old 09-20-2002, 09:38 AM   #6
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hahaha....ok point taken
 
  


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