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partitioning [2013/04/27 11:37]
Bill Taylor
partitioning [2013/04/27 11:45]
Bill Taylor
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  ​Windows has used FAT16, FAT 32 and now NTFS. When I started out, Linux used EXT2, EXT3 and now EXT4. There are other available file systems but I'm happy using EXT4. It's a journalling file system which can unscramble my hard drive when the power fails!  ​Windows has used FAT16, FAT 32 and now NTFS. When I started out, Linux used EXT2, EXT3 and now EXT4. There are other available file systems but I'm happy using EXT4. It's a journalling file system which can unscramble my hard drive when the power fails!
  
-If I am installing Vinux, as the only operating system on the computer, I will create 3 primary partitions, /, /swap, and /home. Depending on disk size, I use 10-30 Gb for /; 1-6 GB for/swap, and the rest of the drive as /home. I ALWAYS partition my hard drives manually!+If I am installing Vinux, as the only operating system on the computer, I will create 3 primary partitions, /, /swap, and /home. Depending on disk size, I use 10-30 GB for /; 1-6 GB for/swap, and the rest of the drive as /home. I ALWAYS partition my hard drives manually!
  
 Some examples. Some examples.
  
-A simple vinux install on an 80 Gb disk drive ( /dev/sda )+A simple vinux install on an 80 GB disk drive ( /dev/sda )
   ​   ​
-/​dev/​sda1 ​   EXT4   ​20  ​Gb   /        Primary Partitions+/​dev/​sda1 ​   EXT4   ​20  ​GB   /        Primary Partitions
    
-/​dev/​sda2 ​   swap    5  ​Gb  ​swap ​   ​+/​dev/​sda2 ​   swap    5  ​GB  ​swap ​   ​
    
-/​dev/​sda3 ​   EXT4   ​55  ​Gb  /​home  ​+/​dev/​sda3 ​   EXT4   ​55  ​GB  /​home  ​
  
-Next is a install of Windows and Vinux, still on an 80 Gb drive. ​+Next is a install of Windows and Vinux, still on an 80 GB drive. ​
 Windows must be installed first, but it is very much a secondary OS in our house. Partitions are set with gparted, and let Windows re-format the ntfs to keep it happy. It doesn'​t realise there is anything else on the computer.  ​ Windows must be installed first, but it is very much a secondary OS in our house. Partitions are set with gparted, and let Windows re-format the ntfs to keep it happy. It doesn'​t realise there is anything else on the computer.  ​
  
-/​dev/​sda1 ​    ​NTFS ​   30 Gb   Windows ​    +/​dev/​sda1 ​    ​NTFS ​   30 GB   Windows ​    
    
-/​dev/​sda2 ​   EXT4    15  ​Gb     /  ​+/​dev/​sda2 ​   EXT4    15  ​GB     /  ​
    
-/​dev/​sda3 ​   swap     ​5  ​Gb   swap  ​+/​dev/​sda3 ​   swap     ​5  ​GB   swap  ​
    
-/​dev/​sda4 ​   EXT4    30  ​Gb   /home   All primary partitions+/​dev/​sda4 ​   EXT4    30  ​GB   /home   All primary partitions
  
 This is roughly what Vinux does when you tell it to "​install along side Windows"​. It will resize the NTFS to about half the drive, and install itself in a large / partition, small swap, and NO separate /​home. ​ You can manually resize the NTFS, and partition the reclaimed space as above, from Gparted in a live install of Vinux.  ​ This is roughly what Vinux does when you tell it to "​install along side Windows"​. It will resize the NTFS to about half the drive, and install itself in a large / partition, small swap, and NO separate /​home. ​ You can manually resize the NTFS, and partition the reclaimed space as above, from Gparted in a live install of Vinux.  ​
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