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Old 11-05-2004, 09:15 PM   #1
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Linux Partion

Iam new in Linux,yes migrating from windows to Linux and now facing problem about Linux partion. ok as we know that
Partitions 1-4 are the primary partitions, while 5 and up are the logical ones,

So let me know that which partion show i make primary partion as which one Logical partion ?

Next ..that when i will install Linux in my 40Gb Hard disk will Linux will ask me that where to install the Operating system and the remaining programs.

For example if we take windows98 example we normally install the operating system in C Drive and it is up to the user to install MS Office either in C drive or Drive and it's personal files like Mps songs ,ofice files etc in E drive.

Keeping in view the above scenrio if we u using Linux then can i install Linux in

Root partion (Linux OS )
User partion ( User personal files,MP3 etc)
Home partion ( ---?---) what we will save here.

Now if i want any other partion to keep some things other then what name should i give it ?

My last question is what is the GNU/Linux .i mean what GNU stands for ?
Plz enlight about it aslo let me know any web site where i can learn the different Linux partions .
Bundle of thnkas for your valuable suggestion
Old 11-05-2004, 09:25 PM   #2
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when you describe that "user partition", that's what you want as your /home partition. /home is where personal files etc go, /usr is more reserved for stuff like programs. (although some installs still have home directories under /usr

There is an excellent desription of the root filesystem hierarchy at


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