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Old 08-03-2001, 11:54 AM   #1
pipas_
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Registered: Jun 2001
Location: Portugal, Lisbon
Distribution: Mandrake 8.0 A.S.A.P.
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Hard drives are hard indeed


After a glorious battle agains the windeamon and the Wrong_driveSetup daemon, I finally achieved to install Mandrake 8.0, which I then exchanged for Slackware, ( which is nice, simple and kind of uninteresting to substitute Win , but extremely powerfull in everything else). Notice that this was an ancient version and a one CD only version.

Now, I got a new drive, so:

I'd like to now how I should partiiton it, to use as a normal user and with a litle spice in it, meaning I want to use everything, just in case. I want to install the FULL Mandrake 8.0, meaning not the version of MAN pages in Polish or greek of course. So, I need some help in how I should partition a 20Gb drive, and how to reformat my smaller drive for Win98 once again, I want to use it as back up for Win.

thanks for your help
 
Old 08-03-2001, 09:53 PM   #2
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There have been a lot of posts on the subject, so you might want to search the forums for other opinions (and there are many ), but here's how Drake 8.0 is on my system:

/boot: 32MB
/root: ~2GB
/home: 3GB
/usr: 4GB
/var: 512MB
/tmp: 512MB
<swap>:128MB
 
  


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