LinuxQuestions.org
Did you know LQ has a Linux Hardware Compatibility List?
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
 
LinkBack Search this Thread
Old 11-20-2004, 03:10 PM   #1
bluedevlx
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2004
Posts: 52

Rep: Reputation: 15
Should I create a 1GB PRIMARY Partition for /boot


I'm setting up
-Windows 98
-2000 Advanced Server
-XP 64-Bit
-2003 Server
-Gentoo Linux

Basically can I setup the Gentoo and the bootloader on Logical partitions?

My partition table will look like this

Primary Partitions
#1 2GB Win 98
#2 5GB Win2000 Advanced Server
#3 20GB Win XP 64 Bit
#4 5GB Win 2003 Server
-Extended Partition under #4
/ -root ext2
/boot -GRUB or LILO Boot Loaders go here.
/swap -1GB
/share -*of the hd space with the FAT32 FS

(I've learned that this is the basic linux partition scheme to get me going. I have to do some more reading to understand the purposes of /home, /usr, /tmp, /var)

Please give me suggestions and ideas about this! Thank You
 
Old 11-20-2004, 03:32 PM   #2
r_squared
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2004
Distribution: RedHat Fedora core 2
Posts: 35

Rep: Reputation: 15
you only need 100mb for the /boot partition, swap is 2x your ram (but anything over 512mb is sufficient I personaly have 1024mb on swap) and everthing else can go to the root partition "/" . you can make separate partitions for /usr /var ect... but it is not necessary. Also I think you can only have 4 main partitions on your hard drive at once (extended counts as one, so if windows will let you; you might have to put 2003 server under the extended partition).
r^2
p.s. ext3 is suppose to be more effficient. thats what I herd but I'm also a newbie too

Last edited by r_squared; 11-20-2004 at 03:35 PM.
 
Old 11-20-2004, 03:36 PM   #3
mAineAc
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2000
Location: Hermon, ME
Distribution: slackware
Posts: 201

Rep: Reputation: 30
all you need for linux for a home system is /, /swap, /home. The purpose of putting home on it's own partition is for saving filles if you need to reinstall linux for some reason. I leave a copy of config files here as well as anything I want to save like music, pictures and what not.
 
Old 11-20-2004, 03:55 PM   #4
bluedevlx
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2004
Posts: 52

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
RE

Well i'll see what I run into when Installing it the right way where as it is supposed to be in the main partitions. I guess the /home will be the * rest of the space on the hard drive but as fat32.
 
Old 11-20-2004, 03:59 PM   #5
mAineAc
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2000
Location: Hermon, ME
Distribution: slackware
Posts: 201

Rep: Reputation: 30
fat32 is not a linux format. It is a windows format. Will work for a windows partition only
 
Old 11-20-2004, 04:03 PM   #6
bluedevlx
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2004
Posts: 52

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
RE

fat32 can be mounted on linux as read/write. Meaning that it will be the partition that I can share files with and backup everything.
 
Old 11-20-2004, 04:55 PM   #7
mAineAc
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2000
Location: Hermon, ME
Distribution: slackware
Posts: 201

Rep: Reputation: 30
right but it won't be your /home directory it will be a windows partition
 
Old 11-20-2004, 05:17 PM   #8
exvor
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jul 2004
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Distribution: LFS-Version SVN-20091202, Arch 2009.08
Posts: 1,469

Rep: Reputation: 64
HUH ???

You can mount a fat32 file system anywhere in the system just like a normal ext3

You can run a linux system off of a fat32 file system as well <-- zipslack does this


Just dont expect the files to look halfway understandable in windows.
 
Old 11-20-2004, 05:26 PM   #9
Komakino
Senior Member
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Somerset, England
Distribution: Slackware 10.2, Slackware 10.0, Ubuntu 9.10
Posts: 1,938

Rep: Reputation: 53
Quote:
Originally posted by mAineAc
right but it won't be your /home directory it will be a windows partition
It can be both if he wants it to. If he creates a FAT32 partition and mounts it as home he can use it in both linux and windows and windows will also detect it.
 
Old 11-20-2004, 05:28 PM   #10
mAineAc
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2000
Location: Hermon, ME
Distribution: slackware
Posts: 201

Rep: Reputation: 30
I understand that. I was just saying that it is a windows format. I realize that you can name the partion anything you want. But the stability won't be the same. Responsiveness may not be the same either. Personally. I would wipe out the windows partions so that I can use the space for something constructive
 
Old 11-20-2004, 05:36 PM   #11
exvor
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jul 2004
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Distribution: LFS-Version SVN-20091202, Arch 2009.08
Posts: 1,469

Rep: Reputation: 64
Theres an experiment to try

Install linux on a fat32 file system and see how long it will stay up /take load /fragment
 
  


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
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dual boot primary Linspire & XP primary slave? watmonki Linspire/Freespire 5 11-01-2005 08:16 PM
cfdisk - create primary dos part. digitalhead Linux - General 3 03-17-2005 10:41 PM
create a dedicated /boot partition after install dibblethewrecke Linux - Software 7 06-23-2004 07:34 AM
Moving from extended partition to primary partition joelbudgor Linux - General 5 05-26-2004 06:08 PM
boot loader, MBR, redhat9 on primary slave, winxp on primary master samik Linux - Hardware 4 10-15-2003 08:55 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:19 PM.

Main Menu
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
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration