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Old 08-18-2009, 08:45 AM   #1
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Eeebuntu on Asus EeePC 1008HA - Best partitioning scheme.


I've recently purchased the Asus EeePC 1008HA (Seashell). It has windows XP Home pre-installed and I want to install Eeebuntu (Ubuntu Netbook Remix). It has a 160GB HDD and I'm quite new to Linux. So I don't understand the meaning of mounting points of partitions. Please, help me make the optimal partitioning scheme for this netbook. I've already tried with the following scheme:

55 GB for /
100 GB for /home
5 GB for /swap

I've googled and I found that I should give some MB for /boot and some GB for /usr.

So I think I need help to make clear what I have to do.

As well as, I would like to ask if anybody has installed Eeebuntu on the same netbook, so he can tell me if it is compatible!

Thank you in advance!

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Old 08-18-2009, 12:05 PM   #2
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There is no need to make a separate /boot and /usr. So your 55/100/5 is OK from that perspective.

my Ubuntu installation takes up 4 GB, so 55 GB might be total overkill. If you're planning to install plenty of extra applications, you might get to 50 GB. If not, make it smaller (mine is 20GB) and add the leftover to /home so you can store more music, video or whatever

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