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Old 07-09-2001, 06:21 PM   #1
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Unhappy Help partition sizes?

Please help me, making partitions sizes for debian instalation on a 30g maxtor disk.
Old 07-09-2001, 08:38 PM   #2
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There's no single Right Way to partition; it depends on what the machine will be used for, and on your personal preferences. Here's an article with a brief discussion on partitioning schemes for a personal workstation, and a sample breakdown for a 10G drive.

You probably don't need the whole drive to start with, so you might want to reserve some of the drive as a separate partition for use later on (a place to store clutter, er, I mean MP3s, install another distro, etc.)

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Old 07-09-2001, 08:40 PM   #3
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ommggg thats the same size as mine and same brand!!!

Just follow normal instructions...

make a 32 mb /boot partition(Linux normal), if you got 64mb ram you should probably try a 128 swap partition... its a good idea to do a 2x memory size swap partition(Linux Swap format)... and then put the rest of the space as a root partition (Linux normal)...


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