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Re: Partitioning

On 01/25/2009 02:02 PM, Kirk wrote:
I'm currently running only Fedora10. I installed it a few months ago.
I know very little about partitioning.

I'd like to setup partitions so I can install windowsXP and Ubuntu
to see what its like.
The /dev/sda1 has the ext3 file system with 196.60 MiB (162.50 unused)
and the /dev/sda2 with 232.69 GiB (all unused), is listed as unknown.

Do I need to format an NTSF partition for windows, an ext2 for
Ubuntu, and a Swap for the Linux programs?  I suppose each is a
separate operation? Is there any particular order? And what should the
minimum size be for each partition.

I've installed GParted, but am afraid I'll screw it up.

I've been searching for answers in the forum & manuals but haven't been
able to find what I need.  Naturally, any links that would help me with
this would also be appreciated.
I'm coming in a bit late on this, but I would strongly suggest in your case to use virtualization. Let Fedora10 take up the entire system, then install one of the virtual machine managers (KVM/QEMU come with the distro), Sun's Virtualbox 2.1 http://www.virtualbox.org/ is also an excellent virtual machine manager, Xen works nicely and VMWare is the guy that started it all in Unix Space (although virtualization goes back at least to the 1960s). I've got KVM on my desktop with Windows Vista and Windows XP, and I've got Virtualbox 2.1 on my laptop with Windows XP. Certainly you can multi-boot, but managing this can be a pain.

Jerry Feldman <gaf blu org>
Boston Linux and Unix
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