This is a follow up from "I am interested in upgrading my son’s Vista laptop to an appropriate Linux OS"
Please note, this project is for dual booting with my Windows 10 desktop; not the Vista laptop any more.
I am still using the information from that post and I need to know how to set my HDD partitions.
I plan on using 20GiB for root, 1024MiB for Swap, and the rest for /home guidelines per cat1092’s recommendations in post #55.
“Maybe 20GiB for root or ''/', 1024Mib for Swap area, and the rest of the drive for /home, root & /home should be formatted as ext4 (make sure the Format box is checked), this is easily done through the install process, no partition tools needs to be used, you can delete the Vista partitions & create new ones for Linux Mint all though the natural install procedure.
The reason why I say only 20GiB for root, is that normally once installed, root doesn't use a lot of space (usually less than 10GiB), whereas /home does. You'll see a Home folder upon install, yet there's a lot more files than that shows in the background, configuration files for many apps, and more.”
I’ve seen ext formatting discussed in some research, but I do not see how to do so on my system.
I have been trying to install Linux Mint 8.1 Sarah and I wish to have Windows 10 be the primary boot.
--- The first time I tried it I selected install Linux Mint alongside Windows 10
--- I don’t recall what I didn’t like about it but I quit the installation process
With some research, it appeared selecting something else is the way to go.
Here is a snapshot of my HDD partitions and how I think it should end up.
Win10 - Linux Mint HDD partitioning.PNG 65.06KB 1 downloads
Here is the installation type that shows up during my installation process and this is what I need to know how to correct properly.
--- BTW, I have not completed the installation: I quit the installation and want to get back on the doing the setup the right way.
Win10 - Linux Mint installation type that I need to correct.PNG 15.07KB 1 downloads