[SATLUG] Partition Management

David Kowis dkowis at shlrm.org
Thu Aug 19 07:49:59 CDT 2010


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On 8/18/2010 9:48 PM, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> Michael wrote:
> 
>> 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?
> 
> Well, most distros have / and swap and nothing else as the default.  It
> doesn't leave any room for anything else.
> 
> I recommend:
> 
> sda1 /boot     100M
> sda2 swap      1G
> sda3 /         5G
> sda4 extended
> sda5 /home     as desired
> 
> other partitions as desired for other distros, etc.
> For specialized purposes I also have
> 
> /usr/src
> /opt

With fedora, for example, you get a logical volume based system, which
is a bit easier to manipulate and create partitions.

There's also the Gparted liveCD which is quite good if you want to, say,
shrink your windows partition and keep it around for dual booting.

As others have mentioned, most modern distros have a partition manager,
I have a similar setup as above, but I use LVM instead of physical
partitions.

David
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