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I'm preparing to install SuSe 9.2 on a volume that has 18.63GBs, which I know is more than necessary. I want to make 4 partitions: /, /USR, /Home, and /Swap. I'm not interested in making any of these minimal in size, except perhaps the Swap, for which I plan to set aside 1GB to balance my 512MBs of RAM. My question is how much of the remaining 17.63GBs to give to the remaining partitions. I want there to be plenty of room for growth in each.
[QUOTE]Originally posted by seeker1 I'm preparing to install SuSe 9.2 on a volume that has 18.63GBs, which I know is more than necessary. I want to make 4 partitions: /, /USR, /Home, and /Swap. I'm not interested in making any of these minimal in size, except perhaps the Swap, for which I plan to set aside 1GB to balance my 512MBs of RAM. My question is how much of the remaining 17.63GBs to give to the remaining partitions. I want there to be plenty of room for growth in each. [/QUOT
I kind of want to have at least twice as much space as I need to install the entire DVD within the appropriate partitions. If I give /Home 10GBs, /usr 6GBs, and /swap 1GB, that leave almost nothing for /. Obviously, I need to pare down the other partitions a bit to leave enough room, but I'm not sure how much that is.
On a related issue, after playing some muscial chairs with my XP partition, it is now the second partition on my first disk, and unlike previous installs it marked itself as Boot. The location that I intend to use to install Linux is in the first partition, ahead of XP...will that cause any problems for LILO?
Originally posted by danimalz Re: partitioning: Just install everything into one partition. Or upgrade your storage
If I wanted to install everything into one partition, I wouldn't have posted my question. The storage that I have is sufficient for an installation of SuSe, I only need to know how to distribute the partitions.
Re: XP I would't mess around or move windows locations if you want to keep using them...
I don't intend to mess around with XP, my question was whether the installation of Linux in the first partition would effect XP