[Techtalk] factory install of linux & its partition allocation

John Sturdy jcg.sturdy at gmail.com
Wed Apr 27 13:57:48 UTC 2011

On Wed, Apr 27, 2011 at 2:10 PM, Anne Wainwright
<anotheranne at fables.co.za> wrote:

> So, having read all the posts, I think that I need to delete the two
> largest swap partitions, consider how to make the smaller of the two
> ext4 partitions into the /home directory, leave the larger ext4
> on /media for later.

Some things (I think it's part of Gnome) mount cdroms, usb drives,
etc, automatically into subdirectories of /media, so I'd be inclined
to leave /media free for such things.

Is there much data already on the machine?  As your initial email says:

> I recently purchased a new laptop with a factory install of ubuntu.

I'd be inclined to re-install and tell it to start afresh...

> I'll read up on this before I wreck it all.

... subject to reading up on it, of course!

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