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Old 06-11-2004, 06:04 PM   #1
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Need partitioning advice

I have a 30 GB HDD and plan to dual-boot with Win2K Pro and Gentoo Linux. How much space should I give each, and for Gentoo, how should I lay out the partitions?

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Old 06-11-2004, 06:12 PM   #2
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I would say have 15Gb for each. I find Linux is best with 3 partitions. A swap space - 500Mb. a root partition - 10Gb and a seperate "save" backup partition that I just use for storing source tarballs, music, photos, emails, documents - everything that needs kept safe. Then if I reinstall I just reformat the root partition and everything's good as new. But that's just how I'd do it. Everyone has their own preference that works with the way they use their computer.


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