__/ [ J.O. Aho ] on Sunday 26 February 2006 10:14 \__
> Sunday wrote:
>> Linux newbie here. I plan to install Mandriva 2006; I have all 3 CD's.
>> I wish to run a dual-boot system with Windows ME.
>> Intended use : 1 user; normal desktop; minimal (if any) games; no
>> programming; no server; KDE preferred; MP3 downloads & play; general
>> internet surfing.
>> Currently (pre-Mandriva), my 40 Gb hard-disk is split into 2 partitions
>> (both FAT32), like this -
>> C: (5Gb) ---- D: (35Gb)
>> (I run a very compact ME installation).
>> I'm thinking of using the Windows program 'Partition Magic' to grab some
>> space (8 Gb) from D: and create/format a new Linux partition(s) between C:
>> & D:, above, prior to the Mandriva installation, and I'll use the "Use
>> Existing Partitions" choice during the install. Can someone comment on the
>> advisability of this partitioning plan? -
>> Windows C: (hda1 - 5 Gb) ---
>> /swap (hda5 - 512 Mb) ---
>> / (hda6 - 5 Gb) ---
>> /home (hda7 - 2.5 Gb) ---
>> Windows D: (hda8 - 27 Gb)
>> I've read about others having /boot, and /usr partitions (etc) too. Do you
>> suggest I think of making them as well? Are the sizes I've assigned to the
>> ones I've got OK? Is what I plan to do OK?! I'm open to any
>> other/alternative suggestions.
> As you have such limited space, I would have just made one / and skip the
> /home and that way get a ~7.5G slice.
It's multiposed. Problem already resolved...