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Old 10-16-2007, 11:43 PM   #1
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New user w/new laptop - partitioning for puppy linux only! no more vista


Hello Linuxians,

Ive purchased a cheap compaq c700 (1.7 celeron 530) 1gig ram 80gig hdd and after a little usage on vista I removed it with all its partitions.

Im no expert but had enough!

So after some research i went to puppy 2.17

runs like a dream but now want to know the best setup for the 80gb hdd.

Any suggestions? as I only want to use puppy nothing else.

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Old 10-16-2007, 11:49 PM   #2
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Aloha,
If it has a default setup just go with. If not then just use the whole hard drive as one partition and puppy should do fine. This assumes that the drive is empty and you don't mind all of it being used. They are many configurations. One thing you may want to consider is putting the /home on its' own partition. That way you can always try other distros if you want.
Mahalo,
Edward

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Old 10-17-2007, 05:13 PM   #3
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Aloha,
If it has a default setup just go with. If not then just use the whole hard drive as one partition and puppy should do fine. This assumes that the drive is empty and you don't mind all of it being used. They are many configurations. One thing you may want to consider is putting the /home on its' own partition. That way you can always try other distros if you want.
Mahalo,
Edward
Thank you Hiko for that information, would you be able to advice on how to make the /home its own partition? Also which format is best for a big main one? Im using reiserfs at the moment but should it be ext3 instead?
gracias, d.

P.S. Also how do I get a visa to live in Hawaii?

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Old 10-21-2007, 03:28 PM   #6
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Aloha,
When you are installing, is there an option to do custom partitioning? If so, that is where you would define the three main partition of /, /home and swap. As far as what file system to use, that is up to you and may take some research.
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Old 10-22-2007, 10:57 PM   #7
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Thanks fellas,
I wasnt sure whether if I have a main partition I should make it a linux swap, ext2,3 or reiserfs?

I have alot of options as puppy lets me do it all withing the live-cd.

At the moment Ive made a 40gig partition with ext3 and a second reiserfs. Should I make the main partition linux swap instead? all resiserfs or etx3? Too many options so far but it seems the ext3 and reiserfs are the more reliable ones for a cheap SATA drive.

regards, bite.
 
Old 10-23-2007, 04:21 AM   #8
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Ext3 is ext2 but with journaling, so it's better. Reiserfs I've heard handles big file transfers better. Ext3 is the most reliable, but slower than reiserfs and xfs. If in doubt, use ext3.

As far as /home partitioning goes, it's my understanding that Puppy doesn't use one. It uses *.sfs and *.2fs files instead.

Edit: Puppy doesn't need swapspace either

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Old 10-24-2007, 12:33 AM   #9
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Thank you,

Right on the money with Puppy and the lack of /home.

As for the FS Im using reiserfts and it seems very reliable and faster than ext3 so far. When running ext3 it seems it was harder to recover the system (that could be me though improving marginally in this environment).

Im very happy so far but have issues getting my .ppd printer driver to install as there is no simple way to just install it straight in without going to CUPS which asks for a password or the name given to my .root directory before continuing. Thing is there is no password or name to be had or setup this is unless I setup unless Im running some kind of firewall.

Either way 20x better speed than windoze. Apps start instantly and run flawlessly, bootup and shutdown is 10x better. Enjoying linux in this form! I would like to try NetBSD sometime though if scribus, wine and inkscape work on it.

regards, d.
 
  


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