shane wrote:That scheme looks fine. Note that if you reinstall either Mint or MEPIS, you will lose the /home folders since they are not on a separate partition. What this means is that you will lose the user specific settings and any files that will be in these folders.
About Wine. This creates a hidden folder in the user's home directory which basically represents a Windows C drive where necessary files for Wine are stored. When you install a game or something in Wine, this is where it will be installed unless you choose an alternate location.
Thanks for the post, Shane - I had a chance to play around with a MEPIS live CD - screen resolution wasn't picked up, sound wasn't working (even with the mod to the alsa-base file), so I think I'm just going to keep Mint and let the girlfriend try it out and see how she likes it.
I've set it up as:
swap - 2Gb
Mint / - 15Gb
Data - 100gb in an extended partition.
I decided not to make a separate /home partition after reading the post in the Wiki about partitioning and the possibility of bad config files and such - if I'm storing movies, music, and photos in the data partition, do I really need a separate /home partition?
I'm looking for the post about pointing folders in the data partition back to the /home folder. I plan to set Wine up to install programs into a folder in the data partition, as well. Once I have all the programs in place, I plan on backing up MInt to a USB backpack drive that I have.
Does anything in the above jump out to you as a "holy cow don't do that!!!" ?