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Old 03-19-2003, 12:15 PM   #1
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Question Dual-booters: What's a decent partition size for RH

I am running RH 7.3 (soon to be RH 8 once Ps2 driver gets fixed). I have no choice but to dual boot my laptop with winxp (VB etc required for school). I have a 40Gb drive. I was wondering how much space would be appropriate for my Linux side so I don't run out. I want to do minor p2p, and general workstation software. Any input would be appreciated. I only want to fdisk this once so I figured I'd ask you all what you thought..
Old 03-19-2003, 12:19 PM   #2
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Of course it depends on what you are doing with it. If your going to run a web server with a database you might need more space. My partition is only 10G . I only have 4G left. If your big and music and video then you need lots of space.
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Maybe this is just me, but I tried to make RH 8.0 as small as possible. I went throught the "custom install" and only selected a few packaes. I then went into the individual item seletion for each package and started removing things I didn't want. I ended up requireing over 1.6 Gbytes?!?! So, I guess you're looking at a couple Gigs min using RH 8. I probably I did something very wrong. But back to your question, I ended up giving RH 10 Gigs. It's mostly a workstation with an mp3 collection hogging up the HD. I'm running out of space now.
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I usually do about 10-15GB depending on what I am going to do.
Old 03-19-2003, 06:51 PM   #5
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Cool thanks. I decided that the safest way to go would be to repartition the drive in half. 20gb for Linux, and 20 for WinXP.
Partition magic 8 worked like a champ. No data loss, just perfect repartitioning.
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I have an 80GB hdd. Used 50GB for Windows, 30GB for Linux. It has to do with what u want to do. I'd say give it at least half of your hdd to linux.


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