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Partitioning help Question ?

Discussion in 'Linux - General discussion' started by nghtpnshr, Apr 7, 2007.

  1. nghtpnshr

    nghtpnshr Regular member

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    i have 37g i am going to use for my linux and i was wondering how should i set it up and i have 1ghz ram could somone show me how to portion it ?

    P.S. i think my hard drivwe is already partioned i have a HDD C: & D: that mean im already parioned right?
     
  2. janrocks

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    Those are windows partitions. They are no use for linux formatted ntfs.

    I normally set up with 3.. /(root- ext3, bootable) /home -ext3 and /swap -set on. the best way to find out about partitioning is to do it a few times. All linux distros come with partitioning tools these days. Guided mode or automatic will usually be fine.
     
  3. nghtpnshr

    nghtpnshr Regular member

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    im trying to change my distro to debian and i found that i have a few partions; i wanna keep my windows for a dual boot.

    what should i change and to what?

    IDE1 master (HDA)- 160.0GB WDC Wd1600JB-75Gvco

    #1 Primary-32.9MB---------Fat16
    #2 Primary-116.6GB--B----NTFS
    #5 Logicle--1.6GB------F--Swap-----------Swap
    #6 Logicle-15.5GB---------EXT3
    #7 Logicle-22.9GB---------EXT3
    #4 Primary--3.4GB---------FAT32

    i know my #2 is my windows it used to be divided into C+d not its 1-7 and i had i think 37-39GB for my linux distro how should i change it to keep dual boot and is there a better swap than the on that comes with the SUSE 10.2 thats installed? my question is how do i adjust it so that i keep dual boot (it has lilo and one other for swap progs) for windows and my new Debian Distro? thanks please help me out :)
     
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  4. janrocks

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    That's a mess.. I don't dual boot so I don't know where to start..

    I don't use lilo either. My machines are all single OS with grub.. partitioned normal linux style.. /, /home, /swap, /var, /boot (not that normal.. but it works for me.. there are reasons for the complicated partitioning strategy.. I always run more than one hdd in every machine, unless it is just a firewall or printer server)
     
  5. creaky

    creaky Moderator Staff Member

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    I do a lot of dual/triple boots and i prefer LILO over Grub personally, however that listing of slice info isn't very clear for me to decipher either..haven't got any Linux machines with me today so can't easily compare slices to mine..

    edit- i've got this off my work machine, but it's not dual boot, i'll see what else i can find -

    df -h --->

    Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/hda5 487M 182M 281M 40% /
    /dev/hda8 24G 3.0G 21G 13% /home
    /dev/hda6 5.8G 3.4G 2.2G 62% /usr
    /dev/hda7 5.8G 2.8G 2.7G 51% /var

    fdisk -l -->

    Disk /dev/hda: 40.0 GB, 40020664320 bytes
    240 heads, 63 sectors/track, 5169 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 15120 * 512 = 7741440 bytes

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/hda1 * 1 135 1020568+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/hda2 136 5170 38062080 5 Extended
    /dev/hda5 136 202 506488+ 83 Linux
    /dev/hda6 203 1014 6138688+ 83 Linux
    /dev/hda7 1015 1826 6138688+ 83 Linux
    /dev/hda8 1827 5170 25278088+ 83 Linux

    and a bit of info off one of my dual-boots.. -

    df -h --->

    Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/hda5 788M 284M 465M 38% /
    /dev/hda9 5.3G 4.8G 516M 91% /home
    /dev/hda2 40G 26G 14G 65% /mnt/windows
    /dev/hda7 4.9G 3.2G 1.5G 70% /usr
    /dev/hda8 4.9G 2.4G 2.3G 52% /var
     
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  6. nghtpnshr

    nghtpnshr Regular member

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    thats what my system tells me when i am rying to partion my hdd from installing the other linux i know that my 116 is my windows but i have no ideal what the hell all the other mean can you tell me what they mean from the fat 16-32 and the ext3 mean ? and why it tells me logicle? maybe should i just erase it all and load a linux? then partion a small part for windows?

    #1 Primary-32.9MB---------Fat16 can i erase?
    #2 Primary-116.6GB--B----NTFS
    #5 Logicle--1.6GB------F--Swap-----------Swap can i erase?
    #6 Logicle-15.5GB---------EXT3 can i erase?
    #7 Logicle-22.9GB---------EXT3 can i erase?
    #4 Primary--3.4GB---------FAT32 can i erase?
     
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  7. nghtpnshr

    nghtpnshr Regular member

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    of acording to Suse 10.2 i found something to show my HDD divided up here is how it looks what do i need to keep what can i delte?

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  8. creaky

    creaky Moderator Staff Member

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    that's easier on the eye..i'm just typing aloud here....And stating the obvious as i go..

    /dev/hda2 equates to your (NTFS) Windows install

    /dev/hda5 is the swap partition

    /dev/hda6 is your root partition (of type ext3)

    /dev/hda7 is home partition (again of type ext3)
     

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