First of all, excuse me for my bad english, but it is not my native language.
I must say that until now I have worked with Win2000/Xp. Long time ago I worked with Xenix and in the last 2 month sometimes with Ubuntu.
Now I have brought a new PC with 320Gb HD and 4 Gb RAM, and I wish to built a dual boot system, with Win7 and Ubuntu.
After doing some search on google and see some partitions scheme, I have thought the following schema:
Primary part. 1:
Linux /boot, size 500 Mb, type ext3 Primary part. 2 :
Win7 disk C:\, size 80 Gb, type NTFS; for OS and Win programs Primary part. 3 :
Reserved 500 Mb ext3; reserved for future /boot of another distro. Extended partition:
Logical part. 1:
Win7 disk E:\, size 60 Gb , type NTFS; Only data ( D:\ is CD )Logical part. 2:
Space reserved 63 Gb Reserved for E:\ or \home increment or another distro.Logical part. 3:
Linux /home , size 60 Gb, type ext3 ; Only data ( and /usr/locale )
Logical part. 4:
LVM volume, size 60 Gb so initially subdivided: / 30 Gb, /tmp 15 Gb, /var 15 Gb
Logical part. 5:
/swap, size 6 Gb , type: swap
1) /boot is the first, so if I need to increment C:\, I have to move only E:\ and partition 3
2) Partition 3 may be user for another linux distro
3) About swap: I have followed the Red Hat rule ( if ram >= 4Gb then swap = 2 + RAM;
4) About /home: I want a partition that I can backup with an utility like Norton Ghost for example.
5) About /, /tmp, /var: I want separate the temporary files from real OS files. LVM should give me the
possibility of change the partitions size when I will have more experience.
Can it work ?
What do you think about ?
Any suggestion will be highly appreciated.