Re: [linux-dell-laptops] Re: partition setup
- That looks to me like different drives not partitions. I would expect
logical partitions off of one of the above primaries
hdc --often cdrom
One of my other linux/win boxes has two hard drives. Linux is on hdb with windows on hda.
Later I added another linux partiton on hda, so I had
hda2=extended partition holding linux partitions above hda4
hdb=dedicated linux drive with its own partitions
My i8600 has dell DE partiton at hda1
hda2 is winxp
hda3=extended holding hda5+
This is from memory, since I'm actually sitting at my iBook. My linux distros are RH9 and Slackware 10.1. RH9 uses GRUB and Slack uses LILO. They each have their own naming conventions. For example hda1 in lilo is (hd0,0) in grub. Grub starts counting from 0 not 1. The MBR sectors are hda and (hd0) respectively.
I have to say that I'm always amazed at how much I still don't know. I think Debian uses something like the naming convention like given below with hda hdb hdc hdd hde and so on. I think that might be in fstab though as opposed to what lilo and grub do. I just don't know. -- douglas
From: Stephen Davies <stephen.davies@...>
Sent: Aug 8, 2005 7:25 AM
Subject: [linux-dell-laptops] Re: partition setup
As has been mentioned,
1) keep the two swap partitions separate. Linux by default uses a
complete partition that is not filesystem formatted.
2) Make your sharable partition FAT32 and mount it under linux using an
entry in FSTAB
I have a dual boot layout of my Inspiron 8600. Here is its partition layout
hda 100Mb /boot
hdb 24Gb Windows XP C: Drive
hdc 24Gb Shared Data Partition - FAT32 XP D: Drive
hdd rest of disk (approx 32Gb)
hde 4Gb / (Root)
hdf 2Gb Swap
hdg 8Gb /usr
hdh 4Gb /var
hdi 14Gb /home
I use a 2GB Linux Swap as I have 2GB of RAM and I run Eclipse, Oracle,
DB2 & Websphere Application Server on it.
- Respondiendo a Vaibhav Vaidya [Re: [linux-dell-laptops] partition setup], del 07 de agosto de 2005 a las 22:17:47 (-0700)
> I'd say keep swaps separate... you might haveOf course!
> hibernate problems if you mistakenly boot the other OS
> on restart... just a thought...
Also, you may create an extended partition and leave some space in
without partitioning until the system has been run for some time and
needs are more clear.
Then, for example, you will be able to make a partition for the home
of an user or for /usr/local and symlink it to the main tree.
Even more, this can be good for migration or backups proposes.
"Es de importancia para quien desee alcanzar una certeza en su
investigación, el saber dudar a tiempo." -- Aristóteles.
- IbericoVespucio wrote:
> Respondiendo a Vaibhav Vaidya [Re: [linux-dell-laptops] partition setup], del 07 de agosto de 2005 a las 22:17:47 (-0700)The suspend2 system can also suspend to a file. It doesn't have to use
>>I'd say keep swaps separate... you might have
>>hibernate problems if you mistakenly boot the other OS
>>on restart... just a thought...
the swap space.
- --- "Douglas S. Oliver" <dsoliver@...> wrote:
> This is a question/response in ignorance. Do linux and windows use the sameBy default Windows uses a file on your "C:" drive. It can be made to use a
> partitiion type for swap? I think linux is 82 or 83. In other words, would
> they both be able to use a shared file system type for swap. They both might
> be able to read it, but use it as swap?
- Haedn Thorn wrote:
>Windows cannot read/write other file systems, but its own - unless you
> --- "Douglas S. Oliver" <dsoliver@...> wrote:
>>This is a question/response in ignorance. Do linux and windows use the same
>>partitiion type for swap? I think linux is 82 or 83. In other words, would
>>they both be able to use a shared file system type for swap. They both might
>>be able to read it, but use it as swap?
install 3rd party drivers.
However, Linux can read/write almost anything. The Linux NTFS file
system is still under heavy development and most distributions only
allow read access to NTFS, but if you get the latest version from the
project page, then it can read and write NTFS.