LinuxQuestions.org
Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 01-09-2004, 11:35 AM   #1
Uncas
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2004
Posts: 13

Rep: Reputation: 0
Question Partitions....


I'm interested in trying again to install mandrake...

I know form my windows eXPerience that on one hd you can have either 4 primary partitions or 3 primaries and one extended and the extended you can divided in chuncks also.

Is there a maximum of partitions recommended for linux/win?

Uncas
 
Old 01-09-2004, 11:53 AM   #2
michaelk
Moderator
 
Registered: Aug 2002
Posts: 14,958

Rep: Reputation: 1530Reputation: 1530Reputation: 1530Reputation: 1530Reputation: 1530Reputation: 1530Reputation: 1530Reputation: 1530Reputation: 1530Reputation: 1530Reputation: 1530
There are preferences for partitioning depending on how you setup the OS i.e. desktop or server.

The easiest would be 3 partitions
/ (root)
swap

or
/boot
/ (root)
swap

In addition you might want a seperate partition for your
/home
/usr

The MDK installer has an auto partition option. See www.linuxmandrake.com for documentation.

You can divide an IDE drive into 64 partitions if you want.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
/proc/partitions showing wrong partitions netstv Linux - General 1 07-10-2006 02:11 PM
How many partitions should I use? fishybawb Slackware - Installation 4 07-23-2004 03:53 AM
Create software RAID partitions first, then create filesystem partitions on top of th stefanlasiewski Linux - Software 1 04-28-2004 05:12 PM
Partitions twinkers Linux - General 26 08-24-2003 11:51 AM
How many partitions dark_light Linux - General 7 05-08-2002 05:37 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:45 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration