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partitioning [2015/06/05 22:58]
pavroo [UEFI machines]
partitioning [2019/08/15 22:09]
pavroo
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 Depends on your present disk partitions structure, you need to create 2 (4 max) separated partition for Sparky installation:​ Depends on your present disk partitions structure, you need to create 2 (4 max) separated partition for Sparky installation:​
    * "/"​ - root partition - for the system files; ext4 file system and 10 GB of free space recommended (GameOver needs 20 GB)    * "/"​ - root partition - for the system files; ext4 file system and 10 GB of free space recommended (GameOver needs 20 GB)
-   * SWAP partition - your RAM memory is 1GB, create SWAP partition 1 GB (minimum) or bigger. If your RAM memory is smaller than 1 GB, create SWAP partition 2 times bigger that RAM+   * SWAP partition - if your RAM memory is 1GB, create SWAP partition 1 GB (minimum) or bigger. If your RAM memory is smaller than 1 GB, create SWAP partition 2 times bigger that RAM
    * "/​home"​ for your private files and your account settings - it's recommended but don't create if you don't have much space left on your hard drive; ext4 file system and as much free space as you can create (5-10 GB minimum)    * "/​home"​ for your private files and your account settings - it's recommended but don't create if you don't have much space left on your hard drive; ext4 file system and as much free space as you can create (5-10 GB minimum)
    * EFI partition with "/​boot/​efi"​ mount point has to created or used on machines with UEFI motherboard;​ 100-300 MB of space; "​vfat/​fat32"​ file system    * EFI partition with "/​boot/​efi"​ mount point has to created or used on machines with UEFI motherboard;​ 100-300 MB of space; "​vfat/​fat32"​ file system
  
 If you do not have separated partitions ready for the new Sparky installation,​ you can: If you do not have separated partitions ready for the new Sparky installation,​ you can:
-  * create them during the installation process - both installers (Sparky Installer and SparkyLinux (Old) Installer) use GParted, which is preinstalled with all the Sparky iso images+  * create them during the installation process - both installers (Sparky Installer and Sparky Advanced ​Installer) use GParted, which is preinstalled with all the Sparky iso images
   * or you can create the partitions using any Linux distribution working in Live mode with preinstalled GParted application,​ for example.   * or you can create the partitions using any Linux distribution working in Live mode with preinstalled GParted application,​ for example.
  
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 ==== UEFI machines ==== ==== UEFI machines ====
  
-Machines with UEFI motherboard (and MS Windows 8 preinstalled) used to have the EFI partition ready on the hard drive. If so and if you **WANT** to keep the existing OS, **DO NOT** format the partition, and **DO NOT** make any changes on the partition. Simply use it.+Machines with UEFI motherboard (and MS Windows ​=> 8 preinstalled) used to have the EFI partition ready on the hard drive. If so and if you **WANT** to keep the existing OS, **DO NOT** format the partition, and **DO NOT** make any changes on the partition. Simply use it.
  
 Rest of the partitions should be done the same as the previous example. Rest of the partitions should be done the same as the previous example.
partitioning.txt · Last modified: 2019/12/15 00:37 by 8bit