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Old 04-06-2003, 06:13 PM   #1
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Exclamation NEED HELP! Partitioning Advice

I need QUICK help please...I am installing Linux RedHat and I need to know what size the partitions need to be... Pleas give a list of needed partitions, and the size that you recommend...
I have a 4GB partition reserved for it. Thankyou in advance. Please reply fast, because i am installing it on my other computer RIGHT NOW.. I have Windows 2000 btw. And I have installed mandrake b4, but i am a newbie to Redhat.
It's Redhat 8.0 psych
My processing speed is 333MHz P2, and I have a very old video card(4MB) and sound card. Which brings another problem...
Where can I get something for redhat that will detect my sound card, well not detect it, but get it to play sound. It did not play sound when i used mandrake, and i had to get a special installer for windows to use it.
Thx in advance
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Old 04-06-2003, 06:23 PM   #2
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Depends on how many packages you are installing.
I would say use the default which should be roughly:

/usr = install size + 500 MB
/home = about 500 MB - 1 GB
/ & /var = 500MB each
swap = 500 MB
/boot = 100MB


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