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    Question How many partitions do you use?

    I saw this webpage ( http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/partitioning ) and was thinking the best option seemed to be the 4th option down. The one with 5 partitions.
    My question is what size should the various partitions be and can this all be done with the live cd?

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    Re: How many partitions do you use?

    i use 4 partitions.. 1 for xp.. 1 for music, video etc (accessible by both xp and linux).. 1 ext3 partition for linux.. 1 swap partition

    i don't use separate /home partition as i have all my doc's and media on the media partition and i like to start from a clean sheet every time i reinstall linux on ext3

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    Re: How many partitions do you use?

    I use 4 partitions. hdb1=/ (10GB), hdb2=/home (10GB), hdb3=/graphics (9GB), hdb6=Data backups (4GB), hdb5=swap

    Disk /dev/hdb: 40.0 GB, 40020664320 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4865 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/hdb1 1 1284 10313698+ 83 Linux
    /dev/hdb2 1285 2566 10297665 83 Linux
    /dev/hdb3 2567 3716 9237375 83 Linux
    /dev/hdb4 3717 4865 9229342+ 5 Extended
    /dev/hdb5 4291 4865 4618687+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/hdb6 3717 4290 4610592 83 Linux
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    Re: How many partitions do you use?

    I use 4 across my 2 disks.
    /hda1 /windowsxp
    /hdb1 /
    hdb2 /data
    /hdb3 swap

    on my laptop I don't dual boot, so I just have / and /data

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    Re: How many partitions do you use?

    I've got 6 across 2 disks

    root, home, swap, docs, music and 1 that's got gutsy on at the moment

    the main thing is to either have a /home or do as meborc does - makes reinstallation easy.

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    Re: How many partitions do you use?

    Moved to Community Cafe.

    As for me: 3 - root, home, and swap.
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    Re: How many partitions do you use?

    2 - Ubuntu and swap... No seperate home drive.
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    Re: How many partitions do you use?

    I use 6

    /
    /boot
    /home
    /var
    /usr
    swap

    all ext3 except /boot which is ext2 (and swap which is swap). You really don't need this many though, just having swap, / and /home is plenty for most people.
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    Re: How many partitions do you use?

    Code:
    firas@Ana ~ $ mount
    /dev/hda7 on / type ext3 (rw,noatime)
    /dev/hda8 on /tmp type ext3 (rw,nosuid,nodev,noatime)
    /dev/hda9 on /usr type ext3 (rw,nodev,noatime)
    /dev/hda10 on /var type ext3 (rw,nosuid,nodev,noatime)
    /dev/hda1 on /boot type ext3 (rw,nosuid,nodev,noatime)
    /dev/hda6 on /data type ext3 (rw,nosuid,nodev,noatime)
    /dev/hda2 on /ubuntu type ext3 (rw,nosuid,nodev,noatime)
    /dev/hda11 on /slack type xfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,noatime)
    /dev/hda12 on /openbsd type ufs (ro,ufstype=44bsd)
    /dev/hda14 on /openbsd/tmp type ufs (ro,ufstype=44bsd)
    /dev/hda15 on /openbsd/var type ufs (ro,ufstype=44bsd)
    /dev/hda16 on /openbsd/usr type ufs (ro,ufstype=44bsd)
    enough ?
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    Re: How many partitions do you use?

    I use 3, one for xp, one for ubuntu and one in fat32 that's shared between the two.
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