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Old 02-24-2004, 09:00 PM   #1
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Slackware partion sizes


First off I'm a noob.

I tired to install gentoo but my lcd screen turns off and wont turn back on randomly at some point in the install.

I install'd SuSE but I can't fix a prob with out getting into grapical mode, but the problem is I can't get into the graphical mode lol (it's the yast I need to run...)

I have a

50mb /
1280mb swap
3gb /home
6gb /usr
1gb /var

and it's telling me it doesn't have enough memory to install slackware what am I missing... (granted it's a 40gb HD but rest of the HD is gonna run XP pro)

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Old 02-24-2004, 09:09 PM   #2
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Well, kde for instance would go into
/opt, which means that you'd blow
/ by 200MB ... /lib, /bin and /etc run
up ~ 30MB on my machine ... I don't
know which values Pat assumes to be
sensible, but my guess would be a
500MB / should do :)


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Old 02-24-2004, 09:20 PM   #3
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Quite frankly, I don't understand why not make 2 partitions: swap and / . Makes a lot more sense to me, and you don't have to juggle the right sizes. My 2 cents.
 
Old 02-25-2004, 01:18 AM   #4
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Hmmm ... I can think of a few good reasons :)

Loss of a partition ... upgrade ...


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Old 02-26-2004, 12:04 AM   #5
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What do you mean by upgrade?

And as for loss of a partitiion, I guess a malicious fdisk -rf / would be more destructive on a pc with fewer partitions, but other than that... ?
 
  


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