This guide will explain how to partitioning a harddrive manually in ubuntu server edition (ubuntu server 12.04/12.10/13.04).¬†By¬†default installation of Ubuntu Server edition the installer creates just two partitions; the first for (/ ) the root partition, and the second for Swap partition . If you want creating partitions for installing Ubuntu Server edition, I recommend to create the following four partitions on your ubuntu server hardrive.
- root partition (/). The bulk of the programs used for running the system will be installed here.
- boot partition (/boot). This is where programs critical for booting the system will reside.
- home partition (/home)¬†the partition where your home directory will be located. In the course of using the system, files and folders you create will reside in various folders here
- swap partition (swap):unformatted disk space for use as virtual memory.¬†swap partition¬†should be at least as big as your RAM size,
This is screenshot step by step manual disk partioning of ubuntu server edition with following partition table:
- Hardisk : 32GB
- RAM: 1GB
Step 1: Choose the manual partitioning method at the bottom.
Step 2: Choose harddrive you are planning to install ubuntu server and hit enter
Step 3: If you have selected an hardisk to be partitioned for Ubuntu server. Answer [Yes] to¬†create new empty partition table to the hard disk.
Step 4: In this step we’ll create root partition (/),¬†Select a free space to create new partition.
Step 5: Create boot partition (/boot)
Step 6: Create home partition (/home)
Step 7: Create swap partition (swap)
Step 8:¬†This is the final step for manual partitioning process ,¬†Answer [yes] to¬†Write all changes to hardrive,]
So that’s it.¬†I hope you know what you are doing in the next step, thanks