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Re: [SLE] HD partition names
  • From: Bruce Marshall <bmarsh@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2002 02:06:31 -0500
  • Message-id: <200211220206.31982.bmarsh@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Friday 22 November 2002 1:19 am, Michael L. Hallsted wrote:
> thanks for all of the responses...
> hmmmm, i really must stop thinking in terms of ms windows,
> i have used partition magic many times, but always with
> windows, and i knew i always needed a label name.
> but i hadn't done anything yet with partition magic
> and linux, thinking i should ask the question first.
> but, seeing the various answers....
> i have 3 hard drives, 15GB,20GB,30GB,cdrom and win98.
> i freed up 8GB on C drive and 8GB on E drive.
> i was going to put
> swap on hdc 512MB
> /home on hdc2 primary 7.5GB

You must have a lot of files.... to need 7.5GB

> /boot on hda2 primary 100MB

15MB for /boot would be plenty....

> / on hda3 primary 7.9GB

> and dual boot win98 and linux
> i fired up partition magic v7 to see about the label name.
> if i want to make a swap partition, i can not input a label.
> if i make an ext2 partition, then i can type in a label name.
> the area that assigns a drive letter is greyed out in either
> case since that is only a windows thing.

Linux doesn't care about label names.

> anyway, since it most likely does not matter, i am going to use
> label names that will remind me of the purpose of the partition.
> and since partition magic allows me a label name, i might as
> well make the partitions with a purposeful label.
> [ ie. /, boot, home ]
> thanks again,
> michael hallsted

+ Bruce S. Marshall bmarsh@xxxxxxxxxx Bellaire, MI 11/22/02
02:05 +
"It was impossible to get a conversation going, everybody was
talking too much." -- Yogi Berra

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