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disk partitioning - question

Postby eponalank » Sun Sep 09, 2007 21:20

Hi i was just wondering if the disk partitioning tool in sabayon 3.4e directly resizes the windows partition and puts its own partition or is it like Fedora, where you have to use Gparted or some seperate program to create a unformatted section before installing?
Thanks in advance
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Re: disk partitioning - question

Postby xlnagla » Mon Sep 10, 2007 1:18

always better to use Gparted - its on the liveCD and liveDVD anyway, so you should have no problems. Enjoy!
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Re: disk partitioning - question

Postby WarraWarra » Mon Sep 10, 2007 3:39

Also make sure you have 12gb for full dvd install / everything + swap + /boot and some extra free space to play with , 20gb total is more than enough. You can also once installing unselect some packages to make it a bit smaller or wait for the cd version that should be here in a few weeks / 2 about not sure about date.
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Re: disk partitioning - question

Postby eponalank » Mon Sep 10, 2007 16:33

Ok thanks.
So i create a ext3 partition of 20 gb, and a linux swap of 2gb and then a 100mb ext3 for the boot?
is that ok? could you tell me the mounting points for each? i dont remember.... XD

...also, if i want a dual boot, does it install the GRUB for me automatically?
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Re: disk partitioning - question

Postby WarraWarra » Mon Sep 10, 2007 18:55

20gb space Everythign + lots of extra space to mess with.

20gb space config:
/boot or not at your choice no problem but if you want it have it 64mb to 128mb depending on how many kernels you would have in /boot.
Swap is usually double ram but never used if you have 2gb ram installed -> unless you play big games on linux / do some serious compiling.
Rest for root part.

Current 3.4f mine :
8132mb after system update and a few extra things with kde+basic games+ multim + p2p/internet /var/cache is 260mb , /usr/portage = 650mb , kde uses 700mb space and all this is inside 8132mb + no cleaning out yet.

12gb for root and above install is good , 12gb for full everything install = 95% or more full space and could be good to have a full install in minm 16gb root space to be safe excluding + swap of any size above this amount.

Hope this helps you to decide.
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Re: disk partitioning - question

Postby WarraWarra » Mon Sep 10, 2007 19:00

eponalank wrote:Ok thanks.
So i create a ext3 partition of 20 gb, and a linux swap of 2gb and then a 100mb ext3 for the boot?
is that ok? could you tell me the mounting points for each? i dont remember.... XD

...also, if i want a dual boot, does it install the GRUB for me automatically?


20gb including swap and boot / including everything in 20gb size is good but can add more LOL.

Dual boot grub does it for you it has a menu showing bootable drives and you can add manually or remove as you please.

http://www.sabayonlinux.org/mod/screenshots/

See pics of the instalation.
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Re: disk partitioning - question

Postby eponalank » Mon Sep 10, 2007 19:47

OK!
Thanks guys, I'll install Sabayon as soon as i have some spare time...
tell you if it's successful :wink:
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