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Gutsy Partitions – file fstab

Posted by thio4linux on October 20, 2007


how to install Gutsy in a better way…

i think that the best way to install Gutsy is to create 3 partitions on your hd: the first for the Root, the second for the home e and the last for a store, that you can intend like a storage in which you can save your songs, film or whatever you want.

When you install Gutsy you have to choose how to split your storage area (at the point 4 of 6 of the installation). Choose the manual partitioning and then:

if you have already installed on your pc a Windows system, this must be put in the first part of the hd because win doesn’t start if it isn’t there. The second area you have to create is a Root and swap areas. According to me a good way to divide your hd is giving 10GB for the root area and for the swap choose 1,5 * your RAM memory (for example: 1 GB of ram -> 1.5GB swap) and put it into the last partition.

Then you have to create the /home partition and the store area: in the end you must obtain something like this (take a look of the mount point):

1- Win

2- Root ——> mount point: /

3- Store ——> mount point: /dev/sdaX (substitute X with a number that isn’t already in use for the other mount point).

4- Home —–> mp: /home

5- Swap —–> mp: —

The extension for the first 4 area is ext3 and logical. For the swap select swap from the menu (and then you can’t select a mp).

Then you control that everything is ok lookin’ at the fstab file in /etc/fstab. This is my fstab:

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0

UUID=d779c09a-87f6-4e6d-b943-49bae847dacd / ext3 nouser,defaults,errors=remount-ro,atime,auto,rw,dev,exec,suid 0 1

UUID=4d4e9cc5-3c6c-4847-a3d7-07aa0c1631e1 /home ext3 nouser,defaults,atime,auto,rw,dev,exec,suid 0 2

UUID=F0C41425C413EC9A /media/sda1 ntfs defaults,umask=007,uid=0,gid=46,auto,rw,nouser 0 1

/dev/sda8 /dev/sda4 ext3
nouser,atime,auto,rw,dev,exec,suid 0 0

UUID=967f052c-83cb-4c9b-aba5-461c28da1291 none swap sw 0 0
/dev/scd0 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,atime,noauto,rw,dev,exec,suid 0 0

UUID=e44d8a1c-2fa0-40cf-9c4c-ecaa23323c14 /media/sda8 auto nouser,atime,auto,rw,nodev,noexec,nosuid 0 0

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