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

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)


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.


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

Needed size depends on what packages are you going to install: do you need base-devel, do you need X etc. My current setup with X, graphical web browsers, the whole base-devel group, python, python2 etc. takes up just 3 GB on / (I don't have a separate /var).
The minimal required packages will vary depending on what filesystem do you have installed etc., but if you install just the base group and remove the packages you know you don't need (e.g. reiserfsprogs if you don't use reiserfs) you should have a lean setup. You shouldn't create too tight partitions, always try to provide enough headroom for some unexpected situations. -- Karol (talk) 22:56, 23 May 2013 (UTC)