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Help with partitioning

Postby LAN on Tue Jan 25, 2011 4:37 pm

I wonder if it is possible to split up (make more partitions) after installation?

This is what I have today:
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I would like to know in what size and what kind of partitions.

I would like to have /home as it own partitions and I assume boot should have one?

Shouldnt there be one swap aswell?
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Re: Help with partitioning

Postby seeley on Tue Jan 25, 2011 4:48 pm

Hi!
You should read my help (link1).
When did you install LMDE? I'm asking this, because it could be easier to make a fresh, clean installation.
It is possible, to move /home to a separate partition.
If you need swap, depends on your hardware, RAM and if you want to use "suspend to disk".
The best way is to create partitions before installing: a partition for root ( 8 - 15 GB), swap 2 or more GB, e.g. 1.5 * RAM, home as you want.
How did you get this /media/home?
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Re: Help with partitioning

Postby LAN on Tue Jan 25, 2011 5:05 pm

Hi,

thanks for your answer. Ive installed it yesterday!

The home is just a label (I think) on the partition thatś not boot.

I was very excited to install the system late last night... I thought I give it a try before making it my "real OS". But I really loved it! Im keeping it!

So when I installed it I just wanted it to work, and I didnt bother to make any efforts making the partitions correct :-(

Please help a Geparted newbie to get it right from where I stand...
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Re: Help with partitioning

Postby seeley on Tue Jan 25, 2011 5:25 pm

Hi LAN!
I really don't know what you want and I don't know enough about your hardware.
Please answer my questions or ask what is not clear.
You did the installation yesterday, so I would consider to make a new installation.
I would help to partition before installing.
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Re: Help with partitioning

Postby LAN on Tue Jan 25, 2011 5:49 pm

Ok ok.... I will pay for my dumbness and make a new installation as you recomended.

I found this http://www.linuxbsdos.com/?p=9228&upm_export=print

Is this manual OK to follow?
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Re: Help with partitioning

Postby seeley on Tue Jan 25, 2011 5:58 pm

Hi!
Sorry, I don't have any experience with LVM.
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Edit:
Before you create partitions you should inform you about swap:
http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Partition/partition-types.html#swap-partitions
I never used an own boot partition (except on an old Fedora installation, where it was recommended, but not necessary).
Apart from that the steps are okay.
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