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this is my first post here, I hope I find what Im looking for in a Linux support group..
ok. I have a emachine m6809 laptop. if you dont know much about them its ok, just dont laugh because its and emachine till you read up on it k
this laptop has so many great features but is also known as one of the hearder ones to load linux on. most of the distro's I have downloaded dont work.. or that is they get to a certain part of the install and stall..
anyway I have the fedora core3_x68_64. it BTW seems to work with this laptop quite well. my question is this.
I have 80GB of hard drive space. I am using about a 3rd for XP. I want to add a 10GB partition. I know i need a / , a /swap and a /home.. I want to use the partition tool that in on the fefora distro. so with 10GB what size do I make the / /home /swap partitions?
You don't even need that much RAM. If you have 512 and are planing on adding another 512, I would say that 500MB is more than enough. In fact, I seriously doubt that you'll ever use more than a few MB of it.
Well, your /home is usually where you keep all your stuff (pics, movies, documents, configuration files, etc.). So, how much space you want is home is largely dependant upon how much personal stuff you'll think you want.
My home partition is 30GB, but I've also got another 100GB partition that I save stuff on, and a 60GB partition that I use for backup purposes.
I set my / partition to 7GB for programs and such.
/tmp is 700MB
/swap is 500MB.
A lot of this just boils down to personal choice and needs.
I installed fedora core3_x68_64 last night. I just had 2 partitions, a / dir and a /swap dir
I will ad more partitions later.. I just wanted to see if it would work on my laptop
everything seems to be working well except for the wireless adapter.. also the fedora did see the 64 meg ati 9600 video card but, Im sure I need do some work on that as the 3D does not seem to be working properly
other then that tho.. WOW so much easer to install linux today than 4 or 6 years ago..
I will start other threads to get answers on the wireless and 3D issues
Thanks again, I' quite pleased with the how many are involved on this site.