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Jacksenflamed 03-17-2004 06:57 PM

I have been searching but....
All I want is a simple map of a typical home PC partition size, and I can't seem to find one.

I have a 80 gig hard that I installed today for the sole purpose of trying linux.

If someone could give a basis to start from that would be GREAT.!!!
I am going to try Mandrake 10 first,
I will be using the system for Internet, games, midi sequencing, and everything else a typical home PC is used for.

I have 256 megs

Root =
Swap =
home =
usr =
tmp =
opt =

Or whatever. Make suggestions and please be patient. I know that the info I want is out there somewhere, but it is eluding me.
I want to find the right linux for me and was told that Mandrake was a good place to start.

I also have XP on a separate HD.
It makes me SICK.

Sorry if this is a tiresome post but once I get this going and learn a little about it I will be a contributing member of the LINUX community.

Thanks in advance .:)

Peacedog 03-17-2004 07:00 PM

have a look here.

good luck.

Jacksenflamed 03-17-2004 07:07 PM

That was fast. Thanks ALOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Really ALOT!!!

sirpimpsalot 03-17-2004 07:18 PM

I'm [comparatively] inexperienced with linux, but for years on a dozen or so machines, I have not had any problems with a simple root ( / ) partition and a swap (/swap) partition only..... particularly for less experienced users who arnt quite sure what partition is used for what... that way you never have to deal with the repartitioning nightmare if you misalocate too much in one and not the other.

I dunno just my two cents.

If you so feel inclined, you can choose custom during the partitioning portion of the install and create two partitions:

root - mount point would be: / use all available minus 1 GB
swap - mount point would be: /swap 1GB should do

Peacedog 03-17-2004 07:21 PM

your welcome. after reading, feel free to ask any specific ?'s. we'll all be here to try and answer them. keep in mind that there is a wealth of information here on these forums, and a quick search could answer any ? you may have.
good luck.

Jacksenflamed 03-17-2004 08:10 PM

In the amount of time that has passed since getting the reply from Peacedog I have installed my first Linux system.
Mandrake 10

I had read all kinds of horror stories about Linux and the problems that people can have but for me...................
THIS ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!

I had to reinstall my XP only days ago and I would have to say that Linux went in easier. The only reason it took me this long to come back and tell whoever wanted to know is, I had forgotten my password.

I think this will be the beginning of a gret and long lasting friendship.
(not that there won't be bugs, just that this experience has made me even more willing to take the time to figure them out)

Thanks to everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

sirpimpsalot 03-17-2004 08:26 PM

werd em up, yall...

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