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Old 07-20-2020, 07:49 AM   #1
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.... creating a linux-partition-sheme : which partions should leave forvever


hello dear all



creating a partition-sheme : which partions should leave forvever



i want to install MX-Linux on a little 13 " notebook. In previous times there a win-system was installed - but in the last two years i allways had linux on the machine.

And yes: i am willing to install MX Linux 19.2 -

There no Windows will be installed any more.



so what /(which) partitions are obsolete - which should i erase today. What would you say!?

look forward to hear from you
regards
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Old 07-20-2020, 08:35 AM   #2
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hello dear all

creating a partition-sheme : which partions should leave forvever i want to install MX-Linux on a little 13 " notebook. In previous times there a win-system was installed - but in the last two years i allways had linux on the machine.

And yes: i am willing to install MX Linux 19.2 - There no Windows will be installed any more. so what /(which) partitions are obsolete - which should i erase today. What would you say!?
Why don't you check on any of your several previous threads about partitioning/installing:
https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...do-4175634034/
https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...ux-4175577653/
https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...to-4175463188/
https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...-a-4175463209/
https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...e;-4175529458/

You've been using Linux for SEVEN YEARS at this point, and have asked numerous times about partitioning. If you're doing a fresh install, then why can't you format the ENTIRE DISK, and and let the installer set up the partition table for you? And since you have numerous years of experience, you should already know what the partitions do, and why/how to resize them. As you've also been told several times, there is no 'best' answer to this...partition your disk as you see fit.
 
Old 07-20-2020, 08:47 AM   #3
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1. I do not understand the question.
2. there is no such thing "partition forever". Actually we create a partition if we need it and remove if we do not need it any more.
3. keep your important partitions (which you need) and delete what you do not need.
4. but I think in your case I would use a default partitioning scheme (and start with an empty card).
 
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Old 07-20-2020, 09:02 AM   #4
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hi there dear tbone good day dear Pan64

many thanks for the rely...

well these partitions i have on the card are somewhat the same as would (have been) created by the auto install setup on a typical UEFI machine.

a. - esp partition
b. - root partition and finally the
c. - swap partition.


so we ve got two options:

so either we don't remove any of them or we do an auto install and give the system the whole stuff ...
 
Old 07-20-2020, 09:10 AM   #5
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give the system the whole stuff ...
 
Old 07-20-2020, 09:31 AM   #6
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hi there dear tbone good day dear Pan64 many thanks for the rely...
well these partitions i have on the card are somewhat the same as would (have been) created by the auto install setup on a typical UEFI machine.

a. - esp partition
b. - root partition and finally the
c. - swap partition.

so we ve got two options: so either we don't remove any of them or we do an auto install and give the system the whole stuff ...
Again, you've been using Linux for SEVEN YEARS now, and have asked about partitioning many times; is there a reason you've not been able to apply what you've been told several times in the past?

*AGAIN* as said; format the whole disk, and let the installer do it for you, since you appear to be unable to understand partitioning on your own, even after so many years.
 
Old 07-20-2020, 09:49 AM   #7
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hello again - many thanks for the quick reply.


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gain, you've been using Linux for SEVEN YEARS now,
close but no cigar i am useing linux for 15 years ...


if i do so and if i run the auto installer - then i run into some serous troubles _ at the moment i do not know why this is the case - but u

select boot method:

- install grub for Linux and Windows
- location to install on:
[ ] MBR
[ ] PBR
[ ] ESP


Partition to use
[ ] sda2 (3,1 MB) vfat EFI-Live
[ ] mmcblk0p1 (256 MB Vfat)




hmmm - i am not sure what to do now. probably i should erase everything (!!!!!) with GParted - that means i should take everything - in other words the whole dd and erase the whole stuff


dear TBone - i am trying to get these ugly things done - i need to fix all the issues i have.


At the moment i try to find otu whats goes wrong here: if i have more insights i will come back and report all the findings.

have GREAT DAY:::
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Old 07-20-2020, 10:22 AM   #8
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hello again - many thanks for the quick reply.
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gain, you've been using Linux for SEVEN YEARS now,
close but no cigar i am useing linux for 15 years ...
Even worse then, that you don't know what you're doing...I only can see you've been HERE for seven years.
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if i do so and if i run the auto installer - then i run into some serous troubles _ at the moment i do not know why this is the case - but u
Code:
select boot method: 
- install grub for Linux and Windows 
- location to install on: 
[ ] MBR 
[ ] PBR 
[ ] ESP 

Partition to use
[ ] sda2 (3,1 MB) vfat  EFI-Live
[ ] mmcblk0p1 (256 MB Vfat)
Again, you've been asking about partitioning here for at least 7 years; and as you've been told MANY times in the past, you need to actually read instructions, because it's clear you haven't. The installer has a VERY OBVIOUS button on it that says clearly, "Auto-install using entire disk". Amazingly, checking that box will format your disk, and install MX Linux on it, using auto-partitioning. Again; read the user manual on the MX Linux site. https://mxlinux.org/manuals/

As you love to say:
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Deal with a thing while it is still nothing; keep a thing in order before disaster sets in. A quote from Lao Tzu on your comments would have done well to have heeded.
Right???
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hmmm - i am not sure what to do now. probably i should erase everything (!!!!!) with GParted - that means i should take everything - in other words the whole dd and erase the whole stuff
Really?? You mean, do exactly what you've been told to do several times now, when you asked about how you should proceed?? Good idea.
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dear TBone - i am trying to get these ugly things done - i need to fix all the issues i have. At the moment i try to find otu whats goes wrong here: if i have more insights i will come back and report all the findings.
Doing a basic installation is not 'ugly', and should take someone with **FIFTEEN YEARS** experience no more than 20 minutes. And you most certainly will *NOT* 'come back and report all the findings', because as of yet you have NEVER DONE SO:
https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...ne-4175468595/
https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...ie-4175469965/
https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...re-4175487659/
https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...db-4175506044/
https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...ne-4175516522/
https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...gs-4175562779/
https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...ok-4175563341/
https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...me-4175574029/
https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...4/#post5500086

Are you going to go back to those threads and 'report all of your findings' as well??? Because you said you would in those too.

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