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Old 09-27-2003, 01:56 PM   #1
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partitions on twe HDD

I got my old P1 200 up and running again and want to install debian on it to get familiar with it before moving to my AMD.
I'm used to Mandrake and SuSE so partitioning was always very easy. I'm a bit clueless about what way to go with debian. I got the sarge iso and got the network running. Now I get to the partitions and have no clue how big to make them. I got two 2.2 gig HDD in the machine and can use it al for Debian.
I guess swap has to be something like 250mb and I want a FAT32 of about 200 mb to move file from and to NTFS XP on the other machine. What about /home /usr and /boot how big should I make them in this old box? Perphaps I better not partition at all and make the second HDD /usr or /home?


I did read some posts about grafical partitioning program in Debian. Can I enter that from the setup cd?
Old 09-27-2003, 02:24 PM   #2
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Well, did it like this:

disk 1 (2.2 gig):

10 mb: /boot
250mb: /swap
rest: /

disk 2 (2.2 gig):

250 mb: FAT32
700 mb: /usr
rest: /home

Guess this should work. Please let me know if I'm far of or doing anything stupid.



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