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Old 11-04-2003, 02:44 PM   #1
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Starting from Scratch


I'm planning on redoing a PC from scratch, and would like to install both WinXp and Linux (going with Slackware) onto the machine.

Before I begin, I just want to ask what is the best way to redo the drive? How I should partition it, and perhaps which OS to install first?
 
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What's the size of the HDD? And install XP first,
that way it can't screw up Linux :)

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Old 11-04-2003, 05:03 PM   #3
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Its a Maxtor 7200rpm 60g. I've got two 120's as well, but there already being used in other machines.
 
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Plenty of room ... :) .... were you going to split it
fifty/fifty?

Basically, for Linux you're going to need at
least two partition, one of which will be quite
small (swapper, size depends on RAM).
The big chunk can be either assigned to root
as a whole, or you can split it up, again,
to have separate physical mount-points
like
Code:
/          20GB
/boot      30MB 
/home       9GB
There's been religious wars over partitioning,
though, and it really depends on a lot of
factors. If lilo for instance said your big /
partition were unsuitable because of physical
limitations you'd make a small /boot that
just holds kernel images and a few tiny config
files first.

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