l i n u x - u s e r s - g r o u p - o f - d a v i s
Next Meeting:
July 7: Social gathering
Next Installfest:
Latest News:
Jun. 14: June LUGOD meeting cancelled
Page last updated:
2009 Jun 18 10:54

The following is an archive of a post made to our 'vox-tech mailing list' by one of its subscribers.

Report this post as spam:

(Enter your email address)
[vox-tech] Need Partitioning Advice
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

[vox-tech] Need Partitioning Advice

I'm planning to install Linux on my wife's computer because she does not like 
Vista.  I'm going to create a dual boot and will have 111GB for Linux.

I am thinking of a simple partitioning system with separate partitions for:


My wife has 2GB of RAM, and I was thinking of making swap 4GB.

My first question is how big should / be?  On my desktop it's 8GB, and on my 
laptop it's 13GB.  I'm not anywhere near using up the space on either of 
those machines.  How about 13GB?

I notice that my desktop has a separate partition for /tmp.  Should I create a 
separate /tmp partition for my wife?  If so, how big should it be?

Is there any special difficulty in creating a dual boot system with Vista?

Thank you.

vox-tech mailing list

LUGOD Group on LinkedIn
Sign up for LUGOD event announcements
Your email address:
LUGOD Group on Facebook
'Like' LUGOD on Facebook:

Hosting provided by:
Sunset Systems
Sunset Systems offers preconfigured Linux systems, remote system administration and custom software development.

LUGOD: Linux Users' Group of Davis
PO Box 2082, Davis, CA 95617
Contact Us

LUGOD is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization
based in Davis, California
and serving the Sacramento area.
"Linux" is a trademark of Linus Torvalds.

Sponsored in part by:
Sunset Systems
Who graciously hosts our website & mailing lists!