What setting do I use for this partition? (Screenshot)

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What setting do I use for this partition? (Screenshot)

Postby morty007 on Thu Jun 12, 2008 11:47 pm

Hello Mint lovers! I'm a convert from Ubuntu and am loving the live cd.

Below is a picture of my setup. I have one harddrive-XP is currently on there. I am unsure what to put in the "create partiton" dialog box.

Questions:
Do I make it primary or logical?
Beginning or end? (I think obviously end right? I want to leave XP where it is.)


XP takes up 78 gigs, and the remaining 154 is free right now.

I just want to make sure I do the right thing. I would appreciate if someone can tell me exactly what to make it, step by step.

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Dell XPS M1530
Intel Core 2 Duo T5850
Dual Boot Windows 7 & Mint 9 32 bit
320GB
4GB, DDR2, 667MHz 2 Dimm
256MB NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
Intel Wifi link 4965agn
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Re: What setting do I use for this partition? (Screenshot)

Postby coloradogiant on Fri Jun 13, 2008 12:55 pm

Since this is an OS install, I'd shoot for Primary if it will let you use it.

And yeah, you want to have it to the right of your Windows Partition. Also you might want to make a small Partition (~500MG) that you will use as Linux Swap Space, I believe Partition Magic calls the data type "linux-swap"

Good luck! Let us know how it goes!
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Re: What setting do I use for this partition? (Screenshot)

Postby morty007 on Fri Jun 13, 2008 4:23 pm

Thank you for the response, I'll post back soon.
Dell XPS M1530
Intel Core 2 Duo T5850
Dual Boot Windows 7 & Mint 9 32 bit
320GB
4GB, DDR2, 667MHz 2 Dimm
256MB NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
Intel Wifi link 4965agn
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