Because of the post installation problems I have had (not being able to access usb drives, cd drives etc - but being able to use the applications to play audio cd and burn dvd/cds), I have decided to do yet another new installation of Elyssa. I have burnt a dvd containing the contents of my Home folder (including hidden files) so hope that this time I will lose nothing.
My computer has 2 x 200GB hard drives (one IDE and the other SATA), and I seek advice as to the best way to partition them. Here is what I would like to do.
IDE drive - partition as follows:
/boot/ext3 (would 100 MB be enough)
/root/ext3 (would 5 GB be enough)
/swap/ext3 (4 GB - I have 2GB RAM)
/home/ext3 (balance of HD)
Note: My present set up also has a partition named "extended". No idea where it came from. Can someone explain, please?
/?? ext 3 (don't know what to name it but would like to use it to for all my music files/image files, if possible)
Now for the questions:
(1) Are there any flaws in what I'm suggesting?
(2) Can I partition both the IDE and SATA drives on one pass through the installation process?
(3) Or would I have to use GParted to partition the SATA drive after installation?
It goes without saying that any alternative partitioning suggestions will be more than welcome.
And a last question.
In subsequent installation of future versions of LinuxMINT, what do I do about the separate Home partition? Do I just ignore it? Will the installation procedure accept that or will it create another Home partition?
These questions must sound completely banal to those with more knowledge but I don't want to get it wrong.