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Old 02-10-2004, 02:21 PM   #1
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Question Partition question/help.


Hi all, im really new to linux..just now trying to get it installed. I have a windows XP pro NTFS on half of my drive and the other half is partitioned to nothing..just empty space.

I see you can do an automatic partition...but is there a way to do an automatic partition for the second partition on my drive, as far as i can tell, it only will let me do it on the whole drive or the free space...now, if I select use free space, will it take the free space meaning the second partition or the free space thats not being used from the first partition meaning my windows install?

thanks, and sorry if i sound too much like a noob.
just that linux partitions is a whole new world for me...otherwise i would do it manual.
 
Old 02-10-2004, 02:30 PM   #2
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hi,

free space is not partitioned. if you select "use free space" it will only take the free space, not the rest of the windows partition.
 
Old 02-10-2004, 02:32 PM   #3
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nono, I have 2 partions...I want linux on the second one, I can tell now, there is no manual way to do that..will someone tell me what file extensions i need? I have no clue. Thanks.
 
Old 02-10-2004, 02:37 PM   #4
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why is there no manual way to do that ??
and what do you mean with what file extensions you need?
 
Old 02-10-2004, 02:43 PM   #5
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Im sorry, there is no Automatic way to do it..im going to need to do it manual...but i dont know what file systems and all that i need.
 
Old 02-10-2004, 02:57 PM   #6
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alright

you need one root partition and one swap partition

1.

the size of the swap partition depends off how big your RAM is.
the size is 2x<size of ram>
2.

the root partition is the rest of the free space.
if you have suse, you will need ReiserFS as the file system.
if you have redhat, mandrake,... iŽd suggest ext3fs
 
Old 02-10-2004, 03:02 PM   #7
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ok,thanks. Ill try this out.
 
  


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