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Old 01-06-2018, 08:56 AM   #16
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I did not quite understand. Will it be problematic then to increase the space for Linux?

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No, it won't. If the need arises, you should be able to free up some space from Hecropaem in the future, but don't worry about it for now. I have a system very similar to yours and get by just fine with 40GB in total for Linux (I store most of my large video/audio/photo files on a shared NTFS partition, very much like Hecropaem).

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Old 01-06-2018, 09:00 AM   #17
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I did not quite understand. Will it be problematic then to increase the space for Linux?

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if by chance you want more room for your Linux install, and you have spare room on sda5 then just shrink it on the left (side ) to right adding it to your Linux partition (space) before installing Linux.

with data already on that sda5 it will have to move it over too, so allow it time to do that first.

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Old 01-06-2018, 09:03 AM   #18
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No, it won't (and it was I who accidentally "liked" BW-userx's post when I was trying to quote it, sorry). If the need arises, you should be able to free up some space from Hecropaem in the future, but don't worry about it for now. I have a system very similar to yours and get by just fine with 40GB in total for Linux (I store most of my large video/audio/photo files on a shared NTFS partition, very much like Hecropaem).
Ah, got it! If I like linuxmint, I plan to completely format the disk and install a single system. Only I will need to somehow save my data from disk D (/ dev / sdb5).
 
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No, it won't (and it was I who accidentally "liked" BW-userx's post when I was trying to quote it, sorry). If the need arises, you should be able to free up some space from Hecropaem in the future, but don't worry about it for now. I have a system very similar to yours and get by just fine with 40GB in total for Linux (I store most of my large video/audio/photo files on a shared NTFS partition, very much like Hecropaem).
exactly... I am not in disagreement here, just giving options, I got a 256 ssd sliced up as posted in here and I use a secondary split in two ext4 and ntfs for data storage, so I can get to it via Windows, and it all works like that too. Linux is very versatile like that.
 
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I plan to create a swap of 8 GB, 20 GB for Linux and the rest for the data. Part of the data can be stored in a disk with ntfs, right?
Right. Just to give you an idea, I actually use 47GB for my Linux partitions, consisting of 7GB swap, 20GB for root (/) of which 12GB is used up, 20GB for /home (which includes Linux-specific data), of which 4GB is used up. The bulk of my data is on a shared NTFS partition. Works fine for me.
 
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Ah, got it! If I like linuxmint, I plan to completely format the disk and install a single system. Only I will need to somehow save my data from disk D (/ dev / sdb5).
as ones in here are trying to say mildly you can keep it. as it is already on the tail end, well... cross that bridge when you get there.
 
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exactly... I am not in disagreement here, just giving options, I got a 256 ssd sliced up as posted in here and I use a secondary split in two ext4 and ntfs for data storage, so I can get to it via Windows, and it all works like that too. Linux is very versatile like that.
I know, sorry BW. I just didn't want the OP to be worried about something that is eminently sort-outable further down the line (if it needs to be sorted out at all).
 
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as ones in here are trying to say mildly you can keep it. as it is already on the tail end, well... cross that bridge when you get there.
Agreed.
 
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I know, sorry BW. I just didn't want the OP to be worried about something that is eminently sort-outable further down the line (if it needs to be sorted out at all).
NP...
( my recommendation )
as OP already just posted it is a trial run on Linux so OP I'd just use that and install Linux in it. Linux can still access your sda5 for data usage. then if you decide to keep it and get rid of the other OS post back if help is needed to do that...
 
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Is there a short video on how to create gparted partitions / home and / root?
 
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Ah, got it! If I like linuxmint, I plan to completely format the disk and install a single system. Only I will need to somehow save my data from disk D (/ dev / sdb5).
Just one word of advice. If that data on /dev/sdb5 is so important to you, you *should* have it backed up somewhere (e.g. on an external HDD) just in case.
 
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Yes, I'll have to save it to external hard drive. And is there another option, without such preservation?
 
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Is there a short video on how to create gparted partitions / home and / root?
simple beans just take what you already have and split it but seeings how this is just you checking it out, you might just want to install it on one partition if you got data you want to keep put it on sda5, and as said by hydrurga, and I do, back it up on a external HDD for safe keeping.

or install Virtual Box and run Linux in that to see what you think of it first.
 
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Already now do I need to save all data to an external drive? When installing Linux as a second system?
 
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Yes, I'll have to save it to external hard drive. And is there another option, without such preservation?
I would strongly advise you to back up that data somewhere whether you are going to be disk partitioning or not, avex.
 
  


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