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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2004 7:33 am    Post subject: Partitioning Scheme Reply with quote

Hello, posted earlier to get a general idea on what to do as a setup.

As I have been reading the documentation again I ran into the question... how do I want my parition scheme?

Now my question is, what is the most viable option for what I want?
I am not going to do anything server related for I have another gentoo system just for that.

Bassicaly I just want gentoo to take over my xp. I still will have to boot up xp every once in a while for adobe related products.
I will be wanting to play games aswell but i'll try my best to play them on linux ( i hear good performance ).

Now for my needs, what would be the best scheme? (55 gig hd)

thx.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2004 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I advocate simplicity. I'd make 3 partitions: /boot of maybe 50MB, swap of whatever size you need, and the rest of whatever space you have allocated for Gentoo as /. (That's "root", not "slashdot") :P

Now you may be wondering how much swap space to create. I'd recommend using a formula like this:
RAM + SWAP = 1.2 to 1.5 GB
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2004 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

I agree with Regor, but also a very important thing to do is to follow recommandations included in the FHS which contributes to system stability and compatibility with other linux/unixes.
Just take a look out there.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2004 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd recommend keeping swap at 250MB, it's more than you need for the vast majority of normal uses.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2004 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Put the swap up to ~500 if you have the space.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2004 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

okay thx.

okay scince im going to be installing xp
i believe xp will then be hda1...
so does that mean if i follow the gentoo install guide then everything should be one more number? hda2.e.ct.?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2004 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

arachn1d wrote:
okay scince im going to be installing xp
i believe xp will then be hda1...
so does that mean if i follow the gentoo install guide then everything should be one more number? hda2.e.ct.?

Yup, that's the way it's going to be unless you make several windows partitions to the beginning of the disk (which you don't want to do if you still want to install gentoo on the machine).
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2004 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

okay and what about a fat partition to share space between the two? what should i call it or how do i set it up when im installing xp?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2004 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

arachn1d wrote:
okay and what about a fat partition to share space between the two? what should i call it or how do i set it up when im installing xp?

Don't set it up when installing xp. I tried that and the result was that xp made one primary partition and one extended one that took the whole disk plus there was some wierd partition there on top of the extended one. Do it with fdisk etc. when you are installing gentoo, you can then format it in windows after the gentoo installation.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2004 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

note that windows XP won't format a fat32 partition beyond 32,000,000,000 bytes... almost 32G, but not quite. this is because doing so would require 32kB block size and MS has deemed that this is so bad that you should not have the option to do this and should be forced to use ntfs. win9x will format fat32 above 32G.

i've heard that MS may have changed this in some windows versions. i think there is also an option to enable support for this but that option is now disabled with no option to enable the option to enable formatting a 32G+ fat32 partition...
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2004 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay this is how I think im going to do it, please give opinion.

Total ammount of harddrive space 55.8 gigs (55 gigs lets say)

XP service pack 2 installaion = about 700 megs.
Adobe Premiere Pro installation = about 800 megs.
Adobe Photo Shop installation = about 300 megs.
(Can't think of anything else I need in xp)

(Linux can handle all video/sound players, games[besides everquest2 when it comes out so theres about 2 gigs there just in case lol])

Total Required XP installation packages = 1.8 gigs.
Average photoshop project 20 megs. Hmm okay..
Average premiere project no clue..

Total xp partition 20 gigs seems reasonable, no? (I could always remove some if its too much right?)

FAT partition 3 gigs. (for file swap between OS's enough to move preety much anything or store something)

Total partition space in xp installation:
Main Partition FAT32 20 gigs
Secondary Partition FAT 3 gigs
TOTAL: 23 gigs.
(What will this be called during the installation? does xp actually call it hda1? and also what will FAT be called? will this be hda2?)

Gentoo installation space available = 32 gigs.
Average game size = 1.5 gigs( ammnt of games on system? whatever I find thats free [btw are there any free games on linux to use if u have cd key? can you emerge full version games?]

I have no idea how big the Window Managers are for Gentoo, I am considering using a simple one that has a "coolness factor" to it. Bassicaly very nice themes/modules/plugins etc.. and doesn't take too much space.
I do not want a DE because I want to run the system as fast as possible with the most effiency and I hear Window Managers are best for this and just download any program you wish to use and run it.

Average application size to fit a daily users needs? No clue...
(I need a media player both video/audio)
(I suppose a MiRC application)
(Web Based Programming Editors, Nano will do, but wondering if there is any special ones geared towards html/php)
(Browser aswell..)

Can't really think of anything else at the top of my head, can anyone list the top 5 or top 10 applications that a daily user uses on linux as a desktop not as a server.

As a conclusion I believe that 20 gigs will be sufficient on windows and 32 gigs will be suffiecient for Gentoo, with a 3 gig shared partition.

Am I correct? Add input, feedback, advice if possible. (list of daily use applications on linux and eyecandy type aswell etc..)
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2004 7:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

err bumpy....
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2004 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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