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Manual disk partitioning guide for Linux Mint 9 and Ubuntu 10.04

May 28, 2010, 22:32 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Fini Decima for this link. ]

"The installation program on Ubuntu 10.04 and Linux Mint 9 are the same. And that's because Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu. So if you install one, which involves a simple seven-step process, you can use the same instructions to install the other.

"But being simple does not mean that the default partitioning scheme, which creates only two partitions, will satisfy the requirements of the system you wish to create. That's when a fundamental knowledge of disk partitioning on a Linux system comes in handy, and that's why, for those without that knowledge, this guide has been written.

"The two partitions created by the Mint/Ubuntu installer are: /dev/sda1 for the root file system directory and /dev/sda5, a logical partition for swap. I assume that you are reading this because you want to create separate partitions for the home file system directory (/home), or for /usr, /var, /tmp, etc.

"So get your installation disk ready, insert it into your computers optical drive, reboot, and let's get started."

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