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Old 11-18-2004, 02:12 AM   #1
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Hi everyone...
I have a 250GB Hard Drive and I plan to divide 3 partition.
I wanna first partition use to windowsXP(80GB), second partition use to data drive(120GB), third partion use to linux(FC2)(50GB).
But I don't know fitting partition size in linux FC2.

My computer specification is

CPU ; pentium 3.4G
HDD ; 250G
Memory ; 2G

/ ; ???
/boot ; ???
/usr ; ???
/swap ;???
/etc ; ???

please teach me!!!

Last edited by soundbarrier; 11-18-2004 at 02:24 AM.
Old 11-18-2004, 02:24 AM   #2
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It goes like this:

100MB for /boot
2GB for swap (it is recomended that you have as much swap as you have RAM)
it takes around 6,5GB for a full install of FC2, so making your / partition bigger than 10 GB is good.
and finally make your /home partition the rest of the space, as this is where all your files will be, and you wanna make it as big as possible. Also when (if) you reinstall, upgrade, you will not lose your personal data, as you will not be formating the /home partition.

So I'd go with:

/boot = 100MB
swap = 2GB
/ = 10-15 GB
/home = 38-33 GB

You don't really need the other partitions, unless you want them for some reason...
Old 11-18-2004, 02:33 AM   #3
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thank you for your advice...!!!

I try it!!!


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