Disk Partitioning Setup
Disk Partitioning has the potential to be quite hard. This is because everyone you talk to that has an opinion, has a different opinion. So it is often hard to determine how you should partition your machine.
If you don't really care, you just want linux on your machine, then select the Automatically partition option. It will get you on your way with minimal amount of problems.
If you have an opinion, then you should select to partition with Disk Druid.
One of the largest obstacles for a new user during a Linux installation is partitioning. This process is made easier by providing automatic partitioning.
By selecting automatic partitioning, you do not have to use partitioning tools to assign mount points, create partitions, or allocate space for your installation.
To partition manually, choose the Disk Druid partitioning tool.
Use the Back button to choose a different installation, or choose Next if you want to proceed with this installation.
It is a good idea to select 'Review' so that you can see what has been done.
If your selection is going to remove any data, or partitions, you will recieve a warning message to verify that you really want to do what you are going to do.
Automatic partitioning allows you to have some control concerning what data is removed (if any) from your system.
To remove only Linux partitions (partitions created from a previous Linux installation), select Remove all Linux partitions on this system.
To remove all partitions on your hard drive(s) (this includes partitions created by other operating systems such as Windows 95/98/NT/2000), select Remove all partitions on this system.
To retain your current data and partitions, assuming you have enough free space available on your hard drive(s), select Keep all partitions and use existing free space.
Using your mouse, choose the hard drive(s) you want to install to. If you have multiple hard drives, you can choose which hard drive(s) should contain this installation. Unselected hard drives, and any data on them, are not touched.
You can review and make any necessary changes to the partitions created by automatic partitioning by selecting the Review option.
Select Next to proceed.
Last modified 2005-10-04 03:14 PM