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Re: [SLE] partition magic can it and advice?
  • From: Rick Reumann <maillist@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2002 22:10:39 -0500
  • Message-id: <20021121221039.16b45e25.maillist@xxxxxxxxxxx>
On Thu, 21 Nov 2002 21:59:56 -0500
Bruce Marshall <bmarsh@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> If you are doing the partitioning manually... (using PM) then when
> you get to the SuSE install and it shows you the partitioning section,
> you want to 'discard' its suggestions and go to 'expert' mode.
> (you're an expert aren't you? :-) But seriously, if you've already
> set up your partitions with PM, then its simply a matter of telling
> the install which partitions you want to use for /, /boot, /home etc
> and then
> telling it to format them. Actually the format would be unnecessary
> but it will tell you you're a boob for installing on a 'suspect'
> partition. And the formatting only takes a few seconds anyway.
Don't I still need to know what sizes to make those other
partitions though? (/, /boot, /swap, /home ?). I have no clue what
percentages of the total space I have for Linux should be for those? Are
there any guidelines to follow?

Thanks again

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