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[SOLVED] Weird partitioning?

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 5:09 pm
by nomko
Hi all,

What happend here??? I did a normal installation, let the installation program partition my disc and now i get this :!: :?:
Is this normal?

/dev/sda2 is an extended disc :?:
/dev/sda5 is the swapdisc :?:

Can someone explain this to me?? I'm running Mint 14 + Cinnamon 1.6
Many thanks!

Re: Weird partitioning?

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 5:44 pm
by RichardH
Yes, that seems about right for the automatic partitioning.
For a first install it is interesting.
Probably want to install again, choosing to Do Something Else,
which will let you partition as you wish.

Re: Weird partitioning?

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 6:00 pm
by nomko
RichardH wrote:Yes, that seems about right for the automatic partitioning.
For a first install it is interesting.
Probably want to install again, choosing to Do Something Else,
which will let you partition as you wish.
I already did that second option and got the same partitioning. Probably it is the rigth way to partition the disc for Mint. And just noticed on the laptop of my relative that it is partitioned the same way as the screendump i added.

Re: Weird partitioning?

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:00 am
by usbtux
This is normal when partitioning, the swap (sda5) is in an extended partition (sda2). the main partition is sda1 (primary) the very small unallocated space is due to partitions not being able to fill exactly to the end of the physical space.

Re: Weird partitioning?

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 12:38 pm
by nomko
usbtux wrote:This is normal when partitioning, the swap (sda5) is in an extended partition (sda2). the main partition is sda1 (primary)
This explains a lot! Many thanks!
the very small unallocated space is due to partitions not being able to fill exactly to the end of the physical space.
I don't totally agree with this. OpenSuse doesn't have this issue. OpenSuse uses the total amount of space when partitioning the disc in ext4.