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Old 01-27-2004, 08:12 PM   #1
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partitioning question as well as others

Okay, i've been a loyal linux user for 7 months now, and now i feel it is time for me to build my own LFS. First off i need to make a partition for it, but i already have my partitions set up like this:

hda1: 100mb (boot partition)
hda2: 1000mb (swap partition)
hda3: 1000mb (backup partition)
hda4: 37 gigs more or less (root partition)

Now, i want to make lfs my main distro so should i just make my /bkp partition into my lfs for now?? or can i remove it and resize my root partition (hda4) and then add it on the end (i wouldn't know how to do any of this)?? Or should i just format my system, set up my partitions and install slack 9 to work from?? (i'm currently using slack 9 updated to current using swaret).

Any help would be appreciated!
Old 01-27-2004, 08:15 PM   #2
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Actually its all up to you. Its what you want to do. The magical thing about Linux, is you can set up linux as any type of server right where it is.

An easy tool for partitioning is cfdisk

use it with care.
Old 01-28-2004, 02:46 AM   #3
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i recommend grabbing a 2nd hard disc drive to have as the host.. that way, you can always look back on it in case something turns sour with the 1st hdd.. at least a small 2.1 gig hdd will do..

i was thinking of having the first hdd to have windows on a partition but said screw it; linux all the way.. so, currently i'm looking at how i want to setup my partitions..

the link to this is .. this should give a default setup of how your partitions should be.. it also tells about how to mount partitions in /etc/fstab, why your root partition shouldn't be so large, and what not..

with all that hdd space, i'm pretty sure you can put use to it.. my 1st hdd is 80 gig so it's kind of tough to decide..


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