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kind of partitions needed for a new installation [SOLVED]

Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:32 am
by 52ROSt
Although or because I still have a partition problem on another PC, I need to install LM20 Cinnamon on another PC.

On my still workhorse system LM 17.3 KDE I am very happy with the partitions I have. The following shows the shortend content of /etc/fstab

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# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
# / was on /dev/sda1 during installation
UUID=5db9f2c0-fc9b-4e37-aace-bfdb65659f74 /               ext4    errors=remount-ro 0       1
# /home was on /dev/sda3 during installation
UUID=aee3f490-1384-456a-9be6-f0b938af32c1 /home           ext4    defaults        0       2
# swap was on /dev/sda2 during installation
UUID=b0a85b03-88de-4439-a60b-3fdb779d5d25 none            swap    sw              0       0
What fstab unfortunately does not show is the type of the partition: primary or logical.

I don't want to install anything else on this PC.

This is what I consider as my partition pattern:

Root: 30GB | mounting point: "/" | format: EXT4 | type: Primary
Swap: 4GB (2x RAM) | use as swap area | type: Logical
Home: rest of the HDD | mounting point : /home | format: EXT4 | type Primary

Especially about the type of the /home partition I am not sure.

I highly appreciate your helping comments!

Re: kind of partitions needed for a new installation

Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:44 am
by antikythera
Root is a bit small for Mint 20, if you need separate root go with 50GB. But you could do away with the home partition as long as you take regular backups of your important files anyway.

For a system with only three partitions you don't need to bother with extended or logical at all. Make all of them primary.

Re: kind of partitions needed for a new installation

Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:11 am
by 52ROSt
Thanks for your helping advice!