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[solved] Linux Mint Manual Partitioning Advice [solved]

Postby andy321 on Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:34 pm

Hi LM community, I need some advice that will help me transistion to linux and help me leave windows.

After installing Linux Mint on my friend's netbook, I have decided that I want to run Linux on my laptop. The trouble is on my laptop, I still need for windows 7 (installed on C: drive) for work purposes, however my laptop is partitioned with a D: DATA drive which is completly unused.

Now I know how to install Linux Mint by using "install side by side" option but I need to partiton manually for it to go on my D: drive and leave C: alone. My D: is 111GB, I have 4GB ram so I know swap space should be 6-8GB but what about the '/' (root) space and other space and any other factors that I need to know about when I am faced with the partition screen.

P.S, I am not conerned with using my D: Data drive for windows, I keep my files, programmes, apps, drivers backed up and off the laptop compleatly.

Thank you very much,

Andy.
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Re: Linux Mint Manual Partitioning Advice

Postby andy321 on Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:15 am

can anybody help me please??
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Re: Linux Mint Manual Partitioning Advice

Postby Orbmiser on Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:48 am

Yep I did the "choose something else" below the side by side choice. As allows me to work with customizing my partitions.

And then will allow you to created partitions on D:
For me that was 2 partitions and swap.

A root / partition 20-30gb would be plenty.
And a separate /home partition for security. As if root gets borked or I want to clean install newer versions then still have my stuff on home safe. As to swap I never do the 2x might match ram size as don't see swap being used all that much. For my 4gb machine I think a did like 1gb for swap. Just don't seeing it being used that much.

As to /home size can be the same size as root or larger. But if not needed I like to leave a 20gb unallocated space on drive for possible other types of future uses or even maybe a new bling-bling experimental OS down the road.

Up to you how much for /home and you may need the 60gb-80gb left after root.
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Re: Linux Mint Manual Partitioning Advice

Postby usbtux on Tue Dec 04, 2012 3:58 pm

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Re: Linux Mint Manual Partitioning Advice

Postby andy321 on Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:36 pm

To Orbmiser and usbtux,

Thank you very much for your wisdom.
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