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Manual disk partitioning guide for Linux Mint 9 and Ubuntu 10.04

With the first partition created, select the free space, then click the “Add…” button to create the next partition. You will need to repeat this step to create the remaining partitions.

Another new
Boot partition is created

The next partition we need to create will be for swap. The recommended size for swap space is double the amount of memory that you have. For this example, I’m allocating 6000 MB, or 6 GB. For “Use as,” select “swap area.” OK.

Swap
Creating the swap partition

A default installation of Linux Mint 9 or Ubuntu 10.04 takes up less than 4 GB of disk space. So anything more than 4 GB will do just fine for the main partition. Make the right selection for the file system and mount point (ext4 and /), then click “Forward.”

Create root
Creating the root partition

Since this is the last partition I want to create, I’m going to allocate the remaining disk space to it. Again, for “Use as,” select “Ext4 journaling file system.” For “Mount Point,” select /home from the drop down menu. Forward.

Create home
Creating the home partition

This is a view of all the partitions you just created. If you need to make any changes, select the desired partition, then click the “Change…” button. Otherwise, that’s the end of the manual partitioning guide. Click the “Forward” button to continue with the rest of the installation.

All partitions
A view of all partitions created

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45 Comments

  1. Thank you so very much, my good man. I was severely frustrated with the internet before you showed me how it was done. Thank you.

  2. thanks for the manual. I was searching for it a while now and quite pleased to get it all what I was searching for.

  3. Marko Nissinen

    Thank you so much for this CLEAR, Essential and what is IMPORTANT, well VISUALIZED Installation-Guide! Best Wishes!

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