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HD partition names
  • From: "Michael L. Hallsted" <tbhccs@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2002 14:27:31 -0800
  • Message-id: <3DDD5DD3.E24F033C@xxxxxxx>
hello,

i've got a new, blank hard drive, and i was going
to pop in a DOS boot floppy and use partiton magic
to pre format the hard drive for linux, instead of
letting the install program do it automatically.
((i'm bored so i thought i would experiment))

but partition magic will want a label name, and i had
a moment of doubt, since i was unsure if the label name
made a difference.

i was going to create a
swap partition
/
/boot
/home

and i was not sure if i needed to label the partitions as

/home
or just
home

/boot
or just
boot

or does it matter to linux during the installation
as i assign mount points to the partitions.
i understand the naming scheme for hard disk partitions,
how to mount them and all that stuff... but...

does the label i give a partition with partition magic
matter, and if it does, do i need the / in front of it?

thanks
michael hallsted


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