My Partitioning Plan: Doable?


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  1. ElasticNinja

    ElasticNinja Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    OK, so I plan to triple boot XP, Windows7 & Ubuntu on my laptop which I'm getting tommorrow.

    So... does this make sense?;
     

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  2. mikedt

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    Seems doable, a few points though:-

    1) Do you really need the Linux Swap = 10GB? Are you likely to be running applications which take that much memory?

    2) The EXT3 - Other Distro is likely to want it's own swap partition. Sharing a single swap partition between distros may well cause problems.

    3) NTFS - General = ~160GB [space left] (share files between W7/XP/Linux). I would suggest you have this as FAT32. Depending on the distro, Linux NTFS writing is still considered experimental and beta. Linux NTFS reading is totally fine.
     
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    ElasticNinja Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    No
    TBH I was gonna put a 5/6gb unreserved block but felt I might as well merge it

    Oh I'll split it so
    I thought it got wiped after turning off?


    FAT32 is all well and good but the 4GB limit is too small really :S
    I'll consider it (as I am using another said partition for all those small files which kill FAT32 systems)
    Ubuntu is OK with NFTS writing?


    Thanks for the help mate!
     
  4. andreezy

    andreezy Well-Known Member

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    you'll wish the 30 gb w7 partition is bigger in no time... with the way w7 likes to grow the winsxs folder...

     
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    ElasticNinja Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yeah edited it


    EDIT: Christ Lenovo have really screwed up the partitions.
    I cant take a pic as it died and I need to get a UK power adaptor.
     
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    ElasticNinja Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    OK succesfully shrunk Windows7 partition to 45GB
    Gonna do more now! :D

    Wish me luck
     
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    ElasticNinja Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    OK my partitions ended nothing like planned (due to 4 primary partition limit) :D
    Might post a GParted screenie later :)

    EDIT: Here it is! :D
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