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Old 08-06-2003, 09:37 AM   #1
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Linux Partioning

I would like to partioning my Linux box with the following partitions: /, /tmp/ /var/ /usr/ usr/local, and /home.

My question is this: after I have established these partitions, will Linux intall to these various partitions automatically or will I have to intervene in order to get the various components of Linux into the correct partitions?

As you can tell, I'm a newby~
Old 08-06-2003, 09:53 AM   #2
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depends on the distro your using, I pre-formatted my partitions with partition magic, and upon the installing Slackware, the installer just asked where I wanted everything to be mounted/installed. IE....../dev/hda5, /dev/hda7, /dev/hdb4 ....etc.
Old 08-06-2003, 10:10 AM   #3
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If you do use a partition tool, you will have to create those partitions with a file system (ext2, ext3, JFS, etc) that is supported by your distribution.

I suggest you free up the space and use your distribution's installer to partition everything.


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