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Old 08-15-2003, 02:13 PM   #1
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Question Need help with partitioning

My existing set up was

1st part NTFS running Win2k
2nd part SWAP part
3rd part running RH9

I've formatted and removed all partitions. What I would like to do is create my first as a swap* 2nd to install rh9 and 3rd just to have a sep part. (hopefully experiment with other distros).
When I orig added the linux part it put a swap part in the the middle and said the sys would run faster but it was never used during the install. How do I get the swap file to run from there?

*Is the swap part. even worth doing?

Also after formatting and removing partitions my comp will boot up
with a GRUB prompt. shouldn't that have been deleted with the partition? or does it matter?

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Old 08-15-2003, 02:15 PM   #2
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When you get to the partitioning stage just do a manual partition.
Old 08-16-2003, 02:38 PM   #3
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the questions sort of confuses me. a swap partition is usued like virtual memory in linux and is need not only for the installation but also for linux usage so it will not be deleted. it should be roughly double the amount of your memory or at minimum 128 mb.

hope that clears your doubts


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