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Install with multiple partitions

Postby JoshuaRL on Mon Jan 21, 2008 4:57 am

I am attempting to install Linux Mint XFCE on a computer with four partitions already: one 1gb partition that I want for a swap, one 116gb partition that has XP installed and needs to stay, one 39gb partition that I have reformated and set as the root partition, and one backup 3gb partition for XP. How do I, in the installer, label the 1gb partition as the swap? If I can do that, I believe I can take care of the rest. I have some experience with Ubuntu, but not sure with this.
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Re: Install with multiple partitions

Postby deadguy on Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:12 am

I'm assuming you chose manual partition?

just set the 1GB partition for formatting and choose swap.
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Re: Install with multiple partitions

Postby JoshuaRL on Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:15 am

Yeah I chose manual.

I have to format both the 39gb and the 1gb partition. I already have the 39gb mount point set up as root.
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Re: Install with multiple partitions

Postby deadguy on Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:19 am

format the root partition (39GB set as /) to ext3
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Re: Install with multiple partitions

Postby JoshuaRL on Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:20 am

Cool. I've done that. So how do I set the 1gb partition as swap?
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Re: Install with multiple partitions

Postby deadguy on Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:24 am

if i remember correctly "swap" is one of the choices in the "format type"
drop down box when you set it to format.

choose "swap" for the 1GB partition.
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Re: Install with multiple partitions

Postby JoshuaRL on Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:30 am

That did it. Thanks man, I was sure it was a mount point.
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Re: Install with multiple partitions

Postby deadguy on Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:32 am

your welcome :D

and welcome to Mint!!
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Re: Install with multiple partitions

Postby MagnusB on Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:23 pm

Actually, if you already had a swap partition it were no need to format it. The only partition you have to format when installing Mint is the root partition (with mount point /)
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Re: Install with multiple partitions

Postby deadguy on Sat Jan 26, 2008 2:56 pm

MagnusB wrote:Actually, if you already had a swap partition it were no need to format it. The only partition you have to format when installing Mint is the root partition (with mount point /)


this is true.... but I don't think he had it as "swap" already...
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Re: Install with multiple partitions

Postby catweazle on Sat Jan 26, 2008 3:37 pm

If you want to hibernate the computer (supposing you can hibernate) then 2 GB swap is better.
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