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partitioning [2013/04/27 21:37]
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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