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How to define root partition

asked 2012-09-18 00:19:11 -0500

chusuf gravatar image

So here's the deal: I partitioned 10 gigs of C: for linux. This is now called L:

In my fedora installer (I'm installing from a live usb), i'm doing a custom install. I point it to my L: drive and it says You need to define a root partition, what do i do?

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answered 2012-09-18 01:38:36 -0500

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if you are going for custom partition, then you need to have 3 partitions basically, Root, Swap and Home. All your OS file are stored in Root(Symbol /), seconldy swap is like a virtual Ram and should be atleast double the size of the built in Ram of your system, thirdly Home is to store your all documents, videos, and all necessary items(Choose Ext-4 from the options for home). Fedora automatically suggests some options from that you can edit by cliking the particular partition while installing. BEFORE DOING THAT PLEASE BACK UP ALL YOUR NECESSARY FILES TO A HARD DRIVE. Best of luck........

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