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Old 08-26-2005, 12:34 PM   #1
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Partition strategy for 120 Gb ext. drive


I have a 120 Gb external drive that has a 90 Gb ntfs partition and a 30 Gb fat32. I figured since I don't use windows much anymore, then why have a large partition that linux can't write to (at least safely). So, I want to repartition it. I'm just not sure the best way to. I don't want to have a bunch of slack space no matter how I do it. I thought about having four 30 Gb fat32 partitions, or one fat32 & 2 ext2/3 partitions. Any recommendations would be appreciated.
 
Old 08-26-2005, 12:36 PM   #2
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If it's just a large external extra space drive, one big 120GB partition would do just fine, that's what I'd do at least.
 
Old 08-26-2005, 12:38 PM   #3
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Wouldn't having a 120 Gb partition as fat32 have a lot of wasted space?
 
Old 08-26-2005, 12:46 PM   #4
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Wouldn't having a 120 Gb partition as fat32 have a lot of wasted space?
Well, I don't use Windows so it wouldn't be as fat32 but either way, even ext2/3 and the like would take up a few inodes/blocks, etc.
 
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You might find the "Getting started" link in my sig worth a read - it has some partitioning suggestions
 
  


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