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Tanatz
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2005 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Echtelion wrote:
About fdisk just follow the Installation Handbook carefully: it is very well writen.

You can only have 4 primary partitions in a disk, all others must be logical inside one extended. I will assume that you have only one *indows partition and some unpartioned space. Create the following partitioning scheme:

/dev/hda1 : primary : (some space) : *indows : (already exists)
/dev/hda2 : primary : 128M : /boot : boot partition
/dev/hda3 : primary : (double your memory) : swap : swap space
/dev/hda4 : primary : (rest of your disk space) : / : main linux partition

Good luck!


Echtelion, I am in a similar situation as the person you just responded to. I have 2 80gb hd's, the first has Window$ and games and all kinds of apps, the 2nd is where i store everything else that I want to save (pics, movies, mp3s etc). I want to install Gentoo on the 1st hard drive alongside Windows on the space remaining (I'd like to give windows 50gb and give the rest to Gentoo).

Will following the above format using fdisk allow me to do so? Will I destroy my existing Window$ installation?

i.e. according to your diagram above, would I need to actually set the Window$ partition size? (50gb) and if I do, will resiziing it using fdisk cause me any sort of error?

Thanks in advance!! Gentoo forums rock!
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2005 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Split off from Get help on partitioning here due to topic 395702
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