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I'm setting up
-2000 Advanced Server
Basically can I setup the Gentoo and the bootloader on Logical partitions?
My partition table will look like this
#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.
/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
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).
p.s. ext3 is suppose to be more effficient. thats what I herd but I'm also a newbie too
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.
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