How To: Partition your Hard Drive.

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sagirfahmid3
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Re: How To: Partition your Hard Drive.

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*facepalm*...I knew it, but forgot to tell that.
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Re: How To: Partition your Hard Drive.

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Hello you very helpful people

I'm on the verge of wiping my Vista system and installing Mint, and I've been trawling this forum for tips, today in particular about partitioning. I would have left the installer to do its default, with a swap and / partition, but now I'm planning:

Swap - 4Gb (to allow hibernation)
/ - 10Gb (including /home)
Documents, Music, Pictures, etc. - sizes to be decided, to be mounted into appropriate folders under /home/iain

My question is, is there an equivalent in Linux of Windows' "users\all users" folder that I can mount partitions to? To start with there'll only be one user (me) but if I add any more I'd like them to have access to the Music partition without mapping into each user's home folder.
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Re: How To: Partition your Hard Drive.

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You can make the music folder so its readable by all users, no worries.
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Re: How To: Partition your Hard Drive.

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Thanks sagirfahmid3

What I'm trying to figure out, is where would be a logical place to mount such a partition? Firstly I was wondering if there's an "all users" folder under /home as per Windows, then I was going along the lines of mounting it under /media, until I read about anything here being under root ownership.

Apologies for my nooby ignorance, I'm used to putting everything somewhere within the Windows "users" folder.
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Re: How To: Partition your Hard Drive.

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Hmm, then you would be better off just creating a separate partition for music (preferably NTFS because it's readable by both Windows and Linux--also because it has lesser file-system overhead, so you will have MORE disk space than you would if you used ext2/3/4 filesystem).

You could automount that NTFS partition after installing ntfs-config (sudo apt-get install ntfs-config). You must run the program as root.
Terminal> sudo ntfs-config

Make sure to check the box that says "readable" only (unless you want other users to use up space without your permission).
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Re: How To: Partition your Hard Drive.

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I hope it's alright to kinda hijack this thread...

I'm going to be installing Mint 13 on a 750GB hard drive (the Windows 7 partition will be entirely scrubbed) with 6GB of RAM. Should I just let Mint create its own partitions, or should I use a more specific configuration?

While I'm extremely familiar with Windows Partitions, I'm somewhat lacking in the Linux / Unix environments.
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