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Old 01-28-2016, 06:49 AM   #1
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help with partitioning on mint

here is my partition at the moment
gtp partition table

Partition ### Type Size Offset--SEE SCREENSHOT IN 2ND POST
------------- ---------------- ------- -------
Partition 1 System 100 MB 1024 KB--GPT,EFI
Partition 6 Primary 8 MB 101 MB-free
Partition 3 Primary 70 GB 117 MB---win10-can delete
Partition 5 Primary 405 GB 70 GB--vmware DATA need to KEEP 250gb
Partition 2 Primary 456 GB 475 GB-free

I am following a howto that encrypts the hard drive the recommened format is below please make suggestions how to amend my current partition scheme---BELOW IS A 2ND POST WITH A SCREENSHOT

The installation here described assume:

Installation of Linux on: /dev/sda

Physical volume for encryption build on: /dev/sda2

Boot loader installation point: /boot/efi (inside EFI partition)

EFI Partition: /dev/sda1

Physical Volume: /dev/mapper/sda2_crypt

Volume Group: mint

Logical Volume for swap: swap

Logical Volume for root: root


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That depends how the lvm is set up.
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I'd suggest you use the one with 70Gb you can delete. That would be enough for any distro of your choice.
Do not yet disturb the EFI fat, for the same is needed with GNU/Linux distros.
Do not yet disturb your data drive, they can be mounted later and are useful under GNU/Linux.

Format it to ext4 first before you run the install media, so that you don't mistake other important drives. Write down into a note the sequence, names and sizes of all partitions, just in case you are confused while install decision awaits.

Good luck. Hope that helps.

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Old 01-29-2016, 01:19 AM   #5
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link to howto mentioned in previous post

I thought it might be a good idea to share the link to the howto I will follow:

its interesting that
a) he seems to be running it inside oracle
b) he starts with a clean drive with NO boot partition as its starting within visulaliztion software
but of course I have a boot partition


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