Talk:Partitioning

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==Considerations==
* Partition sizes <!-- separate section, or combined with schemes? -->
* File systems
* LVM

How does btrfs fit into that? It deals with storage pool / volumes, but it's still a filesystem. Or is it a too focused / advanced topic for this article?

Karol 19:05, 23 September 2010 (EDT)

SSD?

Why does this article refer specifically to SSD?

resize existing Windows parts?

If a machine already has Windows installed, is it possible to resize that partition to make room for Linux? Or is a complete reinstall necessary? ⇔ ChristTrekker 18:47, 23 May 2013 (UTC)

Ntfs#Resizing_NTFS_partition ? -- Karol (talk) 18:53, 23 May 2013 (UTC)
Fantastic, thanks. I was hopeful the Arch ISO would contain the required tools, but I guess it's not that much to make a second CD. ⇔ ChristTrekker 20:15, 23 May 2013 (UTC)
I think it's good idea to have e.g. System Rescue CD on hand, just in case :-).
Closing. -- Karol (talk) 20:50, 23 May 2013 (UTC)

Minimal partition sizes?

Please add the minimum sizes that are required to install Arch Linux distributions. (Does it vary much arch to arch?) I have installed Arch Linux ARM on the 512 MB flash of a Marvell Kirkwood SoC. Now I'm working with an Atom x86 system with 8GB to 16GB total storage. What are the minimum number (names) and sizes required for the O/S partitions? For my embedded systems, I usually separate the data partition from the O/S partition, and maybe I have a separate /var partition. But I do not typically have a separate /boot partition, and I try to make all but the data partition as small as possible.

Thanks.

LarryBaker (talk) 22:24, 23 May 2013 (UTC)