Questions on Linux installation
Posted on 2001-08-04
Hi, I'm a newbie in Linux, currently has Linux 7.1 and wanna install it for home usage.
My first HDD is 15 GB. Intend to install both Linux 7.1 and Windows 2000 onto it, while making it dual boot. My second HDD is 20 GB (currently as secondary slave) is totally in FAT32, containing various datas only
Some questions as below :
1. Which OS should I install first ?
(concern about which one would write into MBR)
2. Wonder if my partition is fine ?
/ hda1 2 GB Linux Native
/boot hda5 20 M Linux Native
<swap> hda6 256 M Limux Swap
/home hda7 ? Linux Native
/var hda8 ? Linux Native
/tmp hda9 ? Linux Native
/usr hda10 ? Linux Native
*** All above will take up "8 GB"
/win2k hda11 2 GB Win FAT 32
/win_app hda12 5 GB Win FAT 32
*** All above will take up "7 GB"
3. But I learnt that swap partition is better to be
set on the edge of the disk so it can perform
better. Is that true ?
If yes, can I make the <swap> become the last,
i.e. after the /win_app ?
4. Someone told me that /usr must be set the last,
or else some problems will be encountered.
Is that true ?
Hope to hear some good suggestions and advices !!