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    Default Partioning help

    I have a 250 gb hd on my desktop, 100 gb of that is dedicated for windows vista. I wanted to allocated 50 or so for opensuse. Is that enought? if so how should I allocate that 50, ie how much of it should be swap or mounted to / or mounted to /home etc?

    Thanks you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shamess View Post
    I have a 250 gb hd on my desktop, 100 gb of that is dedicated for windows vista. I wanted to allocated 50 or so for opensuse. Is that enought? if so how should I allocate that 50, ie how much of it should be swap or mounted to / or mounted to /home etc?

    Thanks you
    It's enough.

    Partition as follows:
    swap (2xRAM) I wouldn't use more than 2GB
    / (15GB)
    /home (All the rest)

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    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    It's enough.

    Partition as follows:
    swap (2xRAM) I wouldn't use more than 2GB
    / (15GB)
    /home (All the rest)

    Look here I have some howto's / vid's: HowTo Compilation - openSUSE Forums
    Thanks, what do you mean by 2XRAM?

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    Default Re: Partioning help

    On 10/17/2009 01:46 PM, Shamess wrote:
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    > caf4926;2051969 Wrote:
    >> It's enough.
    >>
    >> Partition as follows:
    >> swap (2xRAM) I wouldn't use more than 2GB
    >> / (15GB)
    >> /home (All the rest)
    >>
    >> Look here I have some howto's / vid's: 'HowTo Compilation - openSUSE
    >> Forums' (http://tinyurl.com/ylat4pe)

    >
    > Thanks, what do you mean by 2XRAM?


    Take the amount of RAM on the machine in GB and double it! If you
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    I didnt think to take it literally

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    @Shamess: I think it's meant to have a or a at the end -- probably left it out by mistake.
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    I would like to think so, haha, thank you

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    2x the RAM for swap is only needed if a) you have little RAM and Linux will swap and/or b) you are going to need suspend to disk. If none of these applies and you have enough RAM (from 1GB and up) then 1 GB swap will be enough

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