[HLUG] hard drive partitioning advice
tom.english at gmail.com
Tue Mar 24 23:46:34 UTC 2009
I always make a few smaller partitions at the start, for the / partition,
windows, etc, and normally a large /home partition, and a large NTFS
partition so both OSes have access.
My /home partition is about 180gb.
/ is about 30gb
Windows installation is about 40gb.
The other HD is then just one large NTFS partition.
I've found this to work, as both OS files are on their own partition, so if
you ever reinstall, all your /home files etc are still intact.
Hope it gives you some ideas.
2009/3/24 dicegeorge at hotmail dot com <dicegeorge at hotmail.com>
> I've now got a huge 1.5TB disk as a data disk in my desktop machine.
> It's dual boot - though I almost always use Ubuntu not Vista.
> However as Ubuntu reads and write to NTFS but windows cant write to EXT3
> I guess I shall format it as NTFS.
> And how to partition it?
> In the past when I split up huge hard drives into smaller partitions
> I found it a pain when each had a bit of free space and I wanted to cram
> something else on-
> better to have just one big partition with one bit of free space.
> That's when 20GB was huge.
> But what advice do you HLUGers have on partitioning for me?
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> From: "Morven Lewis-Everley" <m.lewis.everley at googlemail.com>
> Sent: Thursday, March 19, 2009 12:19 AM
> To: "Herefordshire Linux Users Group." <herefordshire at mailman.lug.org.uk>
> Subject: Re: [HLUG] EXT3 from windows
> > I think I have used this in the past: http://www.fs-driver.org/
> > If it is the software, it adds ext2/3 to the list of formats recognized
> > windows, and so the drives are visible in my computer.
> > Mo
> > On Thu, Mar 19, 2009 at 12:12 AM, dicegeorge at hotmail dot com <
> > dicegeorge at hotmail.com> wrote:
> >> i asked how to read my ext3 partition from windows xp,
> >> one solution could be:
> >> Explore2fs
> >> from
> >> http://www.chrysocome.net/explore2fs
> >> but i dont think it integrates with windows explorer, which is what i'd
> >> like...
> >> somewhere at nixcraft it says:
> >> it does not enforce security permission from windows operating system.
> >> so does that mean you can use it to read other people's data?
> >> ~
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