Re: Debian Sarge dual boot install
- From: Darren Salt <news@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2005 20:19:14 +0100
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> I've decided to trash the Win partition and go for a Linux-only PC. I will
> investigate using qtparted to set this up.
> 2) After reformatting the Win partition (12GB), the whole Debian system
> will be on a separate 8GB partition, inder the root directory "/". Can
> I safely move /home and other user directories over to the 12 GB
However, you should take the opportunity to make a smaller root partition
(6GB is adequate), copy files from your current root partition to it (parted
may be able to do a move+shrink, which will make this easier), then delete
the old root partition and create a larger /home.
(If you do this, you should probably use a parted boot CD or equivalent
Don't forget swap - 512MB is probably more than adequate. Also, /tmp is
(should be) a tmpfs mount - this uses swap space as backing store and
defaults to a size equal to half of the available RAM.
> The Debian install did not offer me a user-friendly option to create
> separate partitions for /home, /swap etc. AFAIK.
If you find the same problem when you next do a Debian install, press Alt-F2
(IIRC; it may be Alt-F3) - you should find that you have a shell console from
which you can run fdisk or cfdisk. Partition with that then swap back
(Of course, you may have selected an "insufficiently advanced" option and
simply not been presented with the option.)
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