disk druid and partitions

Janina Sajka janina at rednote.net
Tue Feb 6 19:56:54 EST 2007

What am I saying? The sata or scsi will be sequential, sda, sdb, sdc,


Janina Sajka writes:
> You don't say whether these are ide or sata or scsi. If ide and on
> separate controllers, they will be hda and hdc, and if on a single
> controller hda and hdb. If sata or scsi they'll be sda and sdc, or sda
> and sdb. Each of your partitions will be numbered. Note that c: d: and
> e: aren't disks, despite Windows parlance. They're partitions on a
> single disk. That should help you understand.
> So, the first disk, assuming it's ide, will have hda1, hda2, and hda3.
> When you get to diskdruid you can tell for sure, because diskdruid will
> print out the size of the partition.
> Note that you are advised to consider at least two partitions for Linux:
> a / partition for the all the system files, and a /home for all your
> data. The point is that you don't want to have to reformat your /home
> when the day comes that you want to reinstall Linux to take advantage of
> a new OS release.
> Janina
> jaffar writes:
> > Hi friends.  I have just gotten fedora six and I am wanting to get it 
> > installed on my machine which will also concurrently run win xp.  I have 2 
> > hard disks on my machine, 1 300 gb in size and another 120 gb.  the volume 
> > labels on the 300 gb disk are labeled C, D, and E, while the volume labels 
> > on the 120 gb disk are labeled F, G and H respectively.  If i want to 
> > partition the F drive and do a clean install of fedora on it, then what does 
> > it correspond to in the linux linguo?  I have read and reread the red hat 
> > installation directions, but still can't figure it out.  All help on this 
> > will be greatly appreciated.  Cheers!

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