irianx wrote:windows is propably at partition "C" (even I am confused about a partition with name "system")
for your first LMDE installation, ....
my proposal: create only simple partitions (as long it is possible for you) and do NOT use RAID until you feel that you have reached the state "expert" You get more problems you expect and less advantages you hope
irianx wrote:Your data is not moved at any other partition ...it is NOT possible to access the LMDE partition if you are starting windows.
widget wrote:If you have one NTFS partition with 200Gigs free you have not problem....
You will save yourself a lot of problems by installing on a / (root) partition and a /home partition. Make / 10 to 20gigs If you don't add much 10gigs is not too small at all). Put a small swap partition on the end (size of your ram and what you do with the box determines the need for and size of the swap partition). /home is the rest of what ever room you have.
With 200gigs free on the ntfs partition I would reduce that to 50. This would give you something like / at 10G, /swap at 2?G adn /home at about 138G.
Don't go smaller than 10 although you could probably get it installed and use it quite a while with just 5.
You could (just an example not a suggestion) use your 150gigs for 5 two partition (/ and /home) Linux installs that would work very well. You only need one /swap for multi installs. They will all use the same one.
You can also have several / partition use the same /home partition but that is a little (very little) trickier and not automatic like the shared /swap. Don't recommend the shared /home on a first install but you should know it is a possibility if you want to try other distros or some different configuration of the same distro in the future.
The thing you must keep in mind is to HAVE FUN.
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