Partitioning Hard Drive
This is Step By Step Frame By Frame Instructions How To Partitioning Hard Drive for best use.
The advantages of Partitioning Hard Drive: makes your PC faster, because the hard drive reader does not need to retrieve data from the entire disk, and starts from the (Swap) sleep mode faster. Put the SWAP partition between the Root an Home partitions.
Upgrading to a new distribution of Linux or another version of the Linux Mint is more smoothly to do. Because during installation of a new Linux operating system you can leave the (home) folders and all data, and install only the operating system in the (/) root partition.
Always is a good idea to make backup copies of important files.
See also Edit Partitions with Gparted, Partitioning Hard Disk
This guide will show you how to partition a 40GB hard drive optimally. You can use this partition table on any Linux operating systems.
During installation When you reach the partitioning stage Installation type, select the “Something else” You can create or resize partitions yourself, or choose multiple partitions for Linux Mint. Continue.
Info: You have selected an entire device to partition. If you go ahead with creating a new partition table on the device, then all current partitions will be removed. Note that you will be able to undo this operation later if you wish. Continue.
First we make a Boot partition, Type for the new partition: Primary, New partition size in megabytes: 512, Location for the new partition: Beginning, Use as: Ext4 journaling file system, Mount point: /boot then click OK.
The second section is (/) Root partition, where all maintenance folders is located. Type for the new partition: Logical, New partition size in megabytes: Minimum size is 8 GB, but is recommended to use 10 to 20 GB if you have large enough hard drive. Use as: Ext4 journaling file system, Location for the new partition: Beginning, Mount point: / slash is root partition then click OK.
Swap is a type of working memory (RAM), you should choose the Swap size depends on the computer’s hard disk size and the RAM
This computer’s hard drive is 40GB and the memory 512 MB, it is recommended to make new partition swap size, yours MB (RAM) x 1 – 2 = SWAP.
Type for the new partition: Logical, New partition size in megabytes: 1000, Location for the new partition: Beginning, Use as: swap area, then click OK.
Type for the new partition: Logical, New partition size in megabytes: The rest of the free space, Location for the new partition: Beginning, Use as: Ext4 journaling file system, Mount point: /home then click OK.