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Old 10-06-2009, 09:03 PM   #1
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Question with Slackware installation

Okay I just had a few questions with the partitioning my harddrive with the installation of slackware. I have always used the default Partition except installing OpenVZ on CentOS

I am using Slackware 13 i386 with windows installed on the same harddrive. Now my question is I have Windows already install and when I rad "fdisk" I left my windows partition bootable. Then Created a 4GB Swap and then created the rest of the drive with a bootable linux partition. Would that be correct?
Old 10-06-2009, 09:14 PM   #2
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Sounds good enough but, unless you make some serious demands on your system or want to 'hibernate' or whatever, you probably don't need that much swap and I find that having at least a separate /home is useful. But what you've got would certainly work as long as / is big enough - a complete Slack takes maybe 4-5 gigs and however much more you want is up to you.

If you're running a server or something, you'd probably want a more elaborate partitioning scheme, but I'm guessing desktop?

Also, the Linux part doesn't need to be marked 'bootable' as such, but I don't think it hurts anything.
Old 10-06-2009, 09:18 PM   #3
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Yea your right the swap is beg. I have 3GB of ram on my computer now with a amd64x2 2.6gh. And I have about 60GB of space left. I just never did the partitioning my self with cfdisk.

Thanks for the reply.


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