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Lunix Kubuntu, XP Partition format advice needed

 
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rogue212



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2007 9:14 pm    Post subject: Lunix Kubuntu, XP Partition format advice needed Reply with quote

Hi again, i'm installing Lunix Kubuntu 7.10 with Windows XP and i want to partition my external hard drive for two data partition for Lunix and XP.

My partitioning software will format in Lunix Ext2, Ext3 and SWAP? will any of these formats work for Lunix ok.
Then would it be best to use NTFS for the XP data partition, i want to backup media files as well as all other data.

And what size in GB on my internal drive would you recommend for each primary partition for the operating systems for XP and Lunix so i can have seperate data partitons for both on that drive to.

My drives are both 320GB SATA's

I'm sorry to ask so many questions, thanx for any help.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not an expert on Linux, however it should read the first 2 partition types you mention. The Swap partition is used by Linux as additional memory, so isn't used as a conventional usable drive. You should also be able to partition the drive on installation of Linux, rather than using third party software.

The size of partitions really depends on how much you have installed. 80Gb for Windows, and 50Gb for Linux should be sufficient though.
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