How to use cfdisk to partition a root swap and home partition scheme. Having a home partition give you an advantage when you reinstall or upgrade the operating system. You can reinstall the root and leave your /home partition unchanged. This preserves your pictures, documents, videos and other user data.
While not as powerful as the built in GParted is on the Vectorlinux Gui installer option, the text installer also has a tool for partitioning, cfdisk. Cfdisk is a command line tool that will create a partition scheme suitable for any Linux install configuration.
This tutorial follows partitioning to dual boot with windows. This tutorial will walk you through the rest of the install process to complete a windows dual boot system.
It’s all in the partitioning. This tutorial will walk you through the steps of using GParted as part of the VL-6.0 Graphical installer to install Vectorlinux to dual boot with Windows. Partitioning to dual boot with Windows.
This tutorial takes you through a Vectorlinux distribution where gparted is used to shrink and existing partition and the created space is used to install Vectorlinux as a 2nd linux distribution on the harddrive. While this tutorial uses Vectorlinux the partitioning examples are applicable for any linux distribution. Dual boot Linux partition scheme.
Installing Linux on to a dedicated drive. In this tutorial we will be setting up the hard drive to run Vectorlinux only. This will give you a good understanding of a very basic Linux partition scheme. Gparted and the Vectorlinux Gui installer part 1.