Thoughts on Partitioning.....

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ElEdwards
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Thoughts on Partitioning.....

Postby ElEdwards » Mon Aug 06, 2007 6:04 pm

Well, after going all Linux, I find I have to go back to a dual boot with XP (for reasons I won't go into) so here's what I'm thinking about....

I have two HDDs in my system:
HDD#1 80 Gig
HDD#2 40 Gig

Here's the partitioning I'm considering:

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HDD#1
- 1 /ntfs (Windows C:\) 20 Gig
- 2 /ntfs (Windows D:\) 20 Gig
- 3 /boot   1 Gig
- 4 /      19 Gig
- 5 /opt   10 Gig
- 6 /var   10 Gig

HDD#2
- 1 /home  38 Gig
- 2 /swap   2 Gig


Thoughts? Suggestions? Changes?

I appreciate your input :)

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Postby merlwiz79 » Mon Aug 06, 2007 7:28 pm

If you look here you might get a better picture on what is the best option.
http://www.linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=358
Also if you want to be able to use EXT2 and EXT3 in Windows look here.
http://ext2fsd.sourceforge.net/#ext2fsd
or
http://uranus.it.swin.edu.au/~jn/linux/ext2ifs.htm


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