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Old 11-06-2004, 01:55 PM   #1
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Debian partitioning with DiskDrake

hello everyone,

I am a Mandrake user switching to Debian GNU/linux becuase I really want to learn linux. My biggest problem is the partitioning for debian. I want to use Mandrake Move's DiskDrake for partitioning, I have an 80gb HD, about 70gb for windows and 10gb free space for Debian. How Big should my linux partitions be and is are partitioning guide for debian? thank you, very much.
Old 11-06-2004, 02:24 PM   #2
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There is a step by step guide for this, in steps 3,4, and 5 of:

The Very Verbose Debian Installation Walkthrough

It basically teaches you how to partition with cfdisk, creating /boot, /root, and swap, i usually do not create a /boot one. If you want /home, /var, /tmp, etc, just choose Logical instead of Primary for those ones, the max number for Primary partitions is 4.

Old 11-06-2004, 03:40 PM   #3
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hey thanks,
I found out that I don't need to anything, Debian set up the partitions for me and now I am good.
Thank you for the help though.


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