[SATLUG] Partition Management

Todd W. Bucy r3d91ll at grandecom.net
Wed Aug 18 08:50:45 CDT 2010


On Wed, 2010-08-18 at 21:25 -0500, Michael wrote:
> adam at quo.com wrote:
> >>   Easeus Partition Master
> >>
> >>
> >> I just purchased my first ever lap top.  It was an impulse buy - $300 at
> >> Walmart for an Aspire 5251-1513.  Anyway, I am wanting to put Linux on
> >> it of course.  It is currently running Windows 7 (what a piece of s**t,
> >> but I digress.)  Has anyone ever used the freeware Easeus Partition
> >> Master?  I want to have the partitioning already done before I try and
> >> install Linux.   Anyone?  Anyone?  Buehller?
> >>     
> >
> > I have to ask... WHY do you want to do all the partitioning before you try
> > to install Linux? Most Linux installers today run in a LiveCD environment
> > and have partitioning tools comparable to pretty much any commercial
> > software I've seen (better than many). Is your setup going to be
> > particularly complex? These days it really is a safe bet to let most
> > distros do their own auto-partitioning, unless you need a bunch of
> > specific partitions for triple-booting or something.
> >
> >   --Adam
> >
> >
> >   
> It has been a while (two years +/-).  It used to be (most) people used a 
> root, a home and a swap.  Is that still the case? 

  I have to agree most of the major distors out there come with
partition managers.  Most gnome distros such as Ubuntu, Debian, and
Fedora come with GParted wich is an excellent partition manager. 

Todd



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