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Old 04-26-2006, 10:39 AM   #1
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Disk partition for dual boot laptop with Debian/WinXp

How I should manage a 80gb disk ,in a dual boot laptop, with Debian and WinXp?

There are already two partitions in vfat format of about 40 gb each, the former is for WinXp.

I have thought about two ways:
-50/50, like it's now
-more space for winxp, and I'd keep data in WinXp partition, creating a hard link to "MyDoc" dir in Linux, leaving in /home only files necessary for my profile
ex:/home/hamtavs/ /*all hidden folders*/
/*my personal data*/

I hope I was clear

Old 04-26-2006, 11:26 AM   #2
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12 GB (NTFS) for Windows OS and Programs.
30 GB (FAT32) for data which space can be used by both OSes for transfers back-ups, etc. Move My Documents to this partition.

1 GB /
1 GB /tmp
.5 GB swap
5 GB /usr
3 GB /var
27.5 /home
Old 04-26-2006, 01:23 PM   #3
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Precise&short! I love it!

Thanks really much

If anyone has other ideas,let me know.

see ya


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