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Old 07-15-2006, 05:38 AM   #1
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how should i partition my hd

i want to install slackware but i'm unsure of the best way of dividing my 120 gb hard-drive, i no i need a swap also, i want to put my home folder on a separate partition but a little unsure on how to do this

i would be grateful on any help
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The size of the swap is up to the size of the memory on your computer, do you going to have only Slackware installed ?
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yes i'm just going to have slackware installed, also, lilo does this have to be installed on the first partition?
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Install LILO to your MBR.
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there are approximately 673 different ways to partition--and most of them have no real advantages....

All you really NEED is "/" and "swap". The installer should give you choices of what partitions to create and where to mount them. With a big drive like that, leave some empty space, so you can odd stuff later without resizing.

One typical setup would be:
/boot 100MB
/ 6GB
/home 20GB and up, depending on how much data you are going to be storing
swap 1.5X RAM size, but not more than ~1GB (put swap at the end of the drive so it doesn't get in the way when you are adding more partitions later)
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There is one advantage of using a simple / and swap method. You don't have to worry about whether you allocated enough space for /home /var etc...
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thanks for all your replies ... it's really helped...


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