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Debian :: Partitioning The HD During Installation?


I am trying to install Debian Lenny on my iMac. When the installer menu comes to the partitioning scheme, I have no choice other than "manual partitioning".

Based on what I have read so far, I think I need to have at least two partitions:

- a root partition (/) but for how much space I am not so sure yet

- a swap partition equal to the amount of my RAM (which in this case is 2 GB DDR3): is this correct?

I wonder if I should furthermore make a "free space" (around 1 GB) and a boot partitions as well. Should I make any further partitions?

I want to devote some 50 GB of space to Debian so how the rest of this space should be partitioned: that is, when I am done with root, swap, free space, and boot, I am still left with a considerable amount of space.


View 5 Replies (Posted: 2010-12-15 15:35)

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