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Jay, swap space is the same as Virtual memory, if you are lacking in RAM or have a really old system you may need a bit more swap space than norm. When you setup your paritions, set your mount point to hdb, that should install RH on your second HD, if you have 7.3 use it and install KDE3, you will like it
thanks for the fast replies, why should I install on hdb instead of hda? also, Ive been using GNOME, what could I expect from KDE3? The documentation I'm using is REDHAT for Dummies, which has been VERY helpful, but doesnt go into any real depth about partitions. what are some common mount points, and what are their uses?
there's no reason to install on hdb... can't see why they mentioned that. also... kde3 sucks... you know it, i know it. it's for people who can't get out of that windows mindset. stick to gnome, or better still, blackbox or something else equally superfast and lightweight.
you really don't want many partitions, you've too little space to divide. you really don't *need* anything except a single / and some swap (no more than 100mb really is ever needed) but a seperate /home and /usr are pretty handy for security and flexibilty, but like i said, you probably can't afford to commit yourself to a certain size of /usr (were 95% of programs live) or such like.
my bad, didn't mean to install on hdb, typo, you might like KDE3 in that it has the smooth interface of Windows and the reliability of a Linux kernel, MOST new users preffeer this interface to learn X.
Gee, I'm sorry you don't like KDE, but that doesn't mean that the rest of us have to NOT like it, too. That's just too Bill Gates of you !!
Name calling aside , the question is, what is a good partitioning scheme for Jay's two hard drives.
is actually pretty good for hda. Then simply set /home to be hdb, assuming that you plan on having a pile of downloads and personal data.