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Old 12-01-2004, 01:39 PM   #1
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/, /swap, /home What about /boot?


Could I just make my /home the rest of the hard drive and just use some ext2 programs for windows to view it?

And what about /boot because i'm multi-booting.
 
Old 12-01-2004, 01:45 PM   #2
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It's usual, though not compulsory, to have the /boot partition as about 50 - 100MB. Depending on your BIOS, boot loader and hard drive geometry it may even be compulsory to have a small boot partition right at the front of the drive.

If you REALLY want windows to view your /home partition you could format it as FAT32 (VFAT) and then both linux and windows can view it. I would steer clear of EXT2, it can be quite easy to corrupt if there's a power outage or you don't shut down correctly. I like reiser, but windows can't view that.
 
Old 12-01-2004, 01:56 PM   #3
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it is technically possible to acces reiser under windows, rfstool among others. but that's only technically. trying to access linux fs under windows is just a horrible idea, and should be avoided at all costs.

no idea how /boot is meant to fit into this though...
 
Old 12-01-2004, 01:56 PM   #4
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Alright so right now i'm going to create
/boot -100MB
/ -root 2GB
/swap -1024mb

and just format the rest of the space as FAT32.

But now when I extract the tarball for amd from the gentoo cd. Where do I extract it to?

Do I mount / root as /mnt/root ?

And then just do the tar -xvjpf stage-amd balbalba.bzip /mnt/root
 
Old 12-01-2004, 02:01 PM   #5
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if you're installing gentoo, jsut follow each and every word of the gentoo installation guide. that will tell you everythign you need to know
 
Old 12-01-2004, 02:06 PM   #6
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Done all of that. Just wanted to understand more to be extra definitive of my actions.

I just fell into a little trap a few weeks ago when I proceeded with creating all the partitions like /usr, /tmp because I read a tutorial and I went on with extracting the tarball to /mnt/usr blablabla and I received an error after 4 minutes of it copying files. So i'm just trying to do this again and see if the same thing happens while extracting to the /.
 
Old 12-01-2004, 02:15 PM   #7
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Done all of that. Just wanted to understand more to be extra definitive of my actions.

I just fell into a little trap a few weeks ago when I proceeded with creating all the partitions like /usr, /tmp because I read a tutorial and I went on with extracting the tarball to /mnt/usr blablabla and I received an error after 4 minutes of it copying files. So i'm just trying to do this again and see if the same thing happens while extracting to the /.
I think I'd have left a little more space on / because 2GB isn't gonna leave you much room to install software.

(also, you know that 1024MB = 1GB?)
 
Old 12-01-2004, 02:26 PM   #8
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Yes i do know that because i have 512mb ram.
So i'll give me / root 5GB

So all i have to do now is mount the / root as /mnt/root/ and extract the tarbal and run it. ok.
that is right! right?
 
Old 12-01-2004, 02:51 PM   #9
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Alright everything extracted fine. Now i'm going to get on with the directions i've written down.
 
Old 12-01-2004, 04:02 PM   #10
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Never saw anything in the handbook about /mnt/boot did you /mnt/gentoo and later chroot? You must follow the handbook step by step.
 
Old 12-01-2004, 05:22 PM   #11
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IMO, 100 megabytes for /boot is just wasting space. I made my 16 megabytes. I still have enough room for ramdisk images and kernels.

If you are dual booting between Windows and Linux, you do not need to make partition for /boot. Though if you are thinking to boot to multiple Linux distributions and Windows, you can make partition for /boot.
 
  


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