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Re: Partitioning (fwd)



hello again, I hope I understand you correctly you want to take a 100 megs
of your win95 partition and use it with /home to make a grand total of 400
megs?  or did you want to take my first suggestion and add an additional
partition of 100megs as /home?  If you can do that but I would not
recommend that you are getting into ligical partitions and they can run
into problems.  linux only recognizes 4 primary partitions.  your stuck if
you want more.  if you want to take 100megs off your win95 partition you
will need something like partition magic to repartition your drive with
out losing any of your data.  Hope this helps.
Paul


On Mon, 8 Dec 1997 tko@westgac3.dragon.com wrote:

> Andrew writes:
> > 
> > 
> > Owing to the fulness of my Linux partition, I have bought a 1.2 Gb
> > harddrive. I'm intending on transfering Linux to this, leaving win95 to
> > fester on my old 800 Mb one. I think I'll want two partitions besides swap
> > for robustness and performance, but how do I divide the filesystem up?
> >  
> > Can I just copy everything directly across and point LILO at
> > the new hard drive, or are there other issues at stake here? The new
> > harddrive is slaved to the old one, but LILO resides in the MBR of the
> > primary, right? 
> [snip]
> 
> Paul writes:
> >
> > Hello Andrew, there are a few things you need to do first with your drive
> > before you can move your linux onto it.  You have to partition it first,
> [snip]
> 
> > /dev/hdb1     50megs	/
> > /dev/hdb2     50megs    swap
> > /dev/hdb3   1000megs    /usr
> > /dev/hdb4    100megs    /var
> 
> > This is one senerio to look at. your logging is in a different partition
> > and / is not effected by what /var does.  The other thing you could do in
> > this situation is make a symlink from /home (where user accounts are
> > stored) to something like /usr/friends/.  This way user accounts are
> > stored on /usr partition and root won't fill up so easily.  Another
> > alternative is the following.
> 
> > /dev/hdb1     50megs    /
> > /dev/hdb2     50megs    swap
> > /dev/hdb3    800megs    /usr
> > /dev/hdb4    300megs    /home
> 
> > This senario you have your user accounts on a different partition and your
> > /var is off / so your logging is in /.  I don't like this way because you
> > have to consider how much space to give users and the only way to give it
> > is from your user partition.  The first example I think is the best.
> > because your logging and user accounts are not in / and you use as much or
> > as little of /usr.
> 
> How about this:
> 
> /dev/hda2      100 Meg    /home #slice off the back 100Meg of the win95 drive
> 
> and Paul's first suggestion!
> 
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