Manual or auto partitions?

Discussion in 'Computing and Networks' started by frank55, Jan 23, 2015.

  1. frank55

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    Dec 6, 2013
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    Hi guys;what is the difference between using the auto partition process or do a manual partition,

    i never did manual partition on my Computers with Win and Linux installed, i always let the grub do the job.
     
  2. bertus

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    Hello,

    Grub will not do the partitioning.
    Grub is a bootloader to select the different operating systems.
    The partitioning is probably done by the install program with the use of a partirtioning program like Gparted.

    I always use manual partitioning, when I install linux.
    I make a root partition of about 20 Gb, where all programs will be stored.
    A swap partition of about 2Gb, this is used by linux as swap space.
    And a home partition, wich will be the size of the rest of the disk, this will hold your personal data.

    Using this, you can reinstall linux without loosing data.

    Bertus

    PS I am using OpenSuse ( https://www.opensuse.org/en/ )
     
  3. frank55

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    Thanks bertus for the info; but i always get confused with this partition stuff,and i tend to screw up partitions and system trying to make partitions, so i always let the system do the work,besides i don't have nothing to save,if i want anything saved i use USB drives Cds or Hp external hard drive i have,the only thing that i have to do is recuperate my web lnks is to use Google Chrome and Import all the links, pretty much easy
     
  4. MaxHeadRoom

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    I use Acronis Disk Director.
    Max.
     
  5. #12

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    I recently changed to Acronis and it is an improvement over the Norton stuff I used before.
     
  6. Ramussons

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    Partition Wizard :)
     
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