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Old 10-03-2011, 07:08 PM   #1
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Partitioning 320gb HD & 2gb RAM for Web Development in Arch Linux


I'm installing Arch Linux, and I'm hung up on partitioning my hard drive. I'm running a year 2007 Acer Aspire M1641 Desktop (x86-64) with a 320 GB hard drive and 2 GB of RAM. This machine will be used for web development, and maybe to run a web server.

Do you have any thoughts you'd like to share on partitioning a hard drive (for any purpose)? Specific examples would be particularly useful.

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Old 10-03-2011, 07:24 PM   #2
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dxtrpn,

here is a pretty good guide for using fdisk to partition your hard drive: guide

Partitioning a hard drive is pretty basic and straight forward. It can be changed a lot based on user preferences, but if you are not familiar with what you are doing and why, it is better to stick with the preconfigured settings the OS offers or the attached guide.
 
Old 10-03-2011, 08:01 PM   #3
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Actually, yes, I did read this article already.
 
Old 10-03-2011, 08:21 PM   #4
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In that case, did you have any other questions?? Is there something the guide didn't address that I might be able to expound on??
 
Old 10-03-2011, 08:33 PM   #5
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I also recommend downloading the gparted ISO image and burning it to a CD. My gparted CD has saved me so many times in the past......

Reference - http://gparted.sourceforge.net/
 
Old 10-03-2011, 09:01 PM   #6
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Haha. Partitioning during the Arch installation process is easy, it's just a matter of deciding what goes where.
 
Old 10-03-2011, 09:43 PM   #7
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Awesome!! It's not as scary as it sounds, huh??

On the top right of this thread you will see a link that says 'Mark as Solved' ... Doing that will let others know it is done and it may help them. You might also include some notes of what you did that might help others who are searching for the same information.
 
  


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