Currently I am running a Windows 7 / Ubuntu12.04 dual boot. But I would like to add some other linux distros like Arch and Slackware.
- Windows will be used only for gaming
- Ubuntu is for productivity
- Arch or Slackware only for experimenting and learning more about linux
I want to have music and movies in one central place that can be accessed from Windows AND Ubuntu. I am going to used emacs and vim in both linux systems it would be nice if there was some way to share their configuration files.
For all that I have a single 500GB HDD available and I'd like to have some advice how to partition it. After doing some research I think something like the following is needed:
- Primary (sda1): NTFS Windows 7 (80-100GB - games eat up so much space these days)
- Primary (sda2): /boot (200MB - GRUB)
- (sda3): ext4
/Ubuntu (25-30GB - some space to bloat up)
- (sda4): ext4
/arch (10 GB)
- (sda5): ext4
some size GB- daily work, [sensitive] documents, projects and configuration files)
- (sda6): NTFS Data partition (remaining space - mostly media files)
- (sda7): swap (4GB = RAM size)
- (sda3): ext4
Another thing I thought about are seperate partitions for /root and /etc? It's the same machine and I am going to need the same settings for networks, administrative tasks and going to used mostly the same bash scripts and aliases, right?
- Are there special things regarding the order of the partitions?
- What file system needs
- Any other things to consider?
oh and by the way: No, I do not want to run Arch/Slackware in a VM since I want to feel the speed and estethic that comes with living in a terminal-only world. This OS will most likely never see a Desktop environment :)