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From: Eric Bohn <bsee_1991@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Recommendation on how to format my new drive
Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2006 21:34:01
1 Absolute minimum:
3 1. Windows: Type=NTFS Size=10GB + however much more space you want for Windows.
4 2. Linux Swap: Type=swap Size=ram size
5 3. Gentoo: Type=ext3 Size=10GB + however much space you want for Linux.
7 Recommended:
9 1. Windows: Type=NTFS Size=10GB
10 2. Linux Swap: Type=swap Size=ram size
11 3. Linux Boot: Type=ext2 Size=128MB mountpoint: "/boot"
12 4. Gentoo: Type=ext3 Size=10GB mountpoint: "/"
13 5. Shared: Type=fat32 Size=Rest of drive mountpoint="/mnt/shared"
15 The boot partition is separate for security reasons. You'll need to set up your boot loader to load the kernel from /boot, and set up fstab to not mount the /boot partition by default. The shared partition is probably where you will want to install most of your Windows programs, media files, and anything you want to be able to share between OS's.
17 Some people like to install all their Linux programs in their Linux home directory. If you do that, you might want to consider breaking the shared partition into 2 partitions, one ext3 for your Linux home directory and one fat32 shared partition that is mostly Windows stuff. The reason for adding the extra partition(s) is so you won't erase files you don't have to if you decide to re-install the OS's.
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