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Old 03-22-2003, 11:23 PM   #1
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Partition size for a newbie

This is not my first time installing linux....Ive managed to screw up linux ever time shortly after installing it. This time i am planning on doing it right. So i need some info on the partition sizes and how many partitions i will need names etc.

Expect many more questions from me also.
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I forgot to mention i have a dedicated system and a 15 gig hd
no dual boot
Old 03-22-2003, 11:46 PM   #3
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u will need al least 2 partitions

One to Linux ext2/ext3/etc... filesystem and another, the Linux Swap partition...

If u are planning to make a Full HD instalation of Linux, give 250-500 mb to Swap (warning this depends of ur RAM), and the rest to Linux ext2 /

But it highly recommended to make a Partition to / and another to /home, if u have to reinstall, backup on /home, and reinstall with no problem
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There are no restrictions on minimum swap partition size anymore. But there is hardly ever a need to go beyond 256 MB, and I've been told larger swap partition sizes will slow down the system. There are many ways to partition, but I'd suggest:

hda1 /boot 50MB ext2
hda2 swap 256MB
hda3 / 5GB reiserfs or ext3
hda4 /home the rest also reiserfs or ext3


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