Manual Disk Partitioning Guide for Ubuntu Server Edition

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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
Type Size Location FileSystem Mount
Primary 20 GB Beginning ext4 /
Primary 200 MB Beginning ext4 /boot
Logical 10 GB End ext4 /home
Primary 2 GB Beginning swap swap


Step 1: Choose the manual partitioning method at the bottom.

1-Manual Partition Disk Ubuntu Server

Step 2: Choose harddrive you are planning to install ubuntu server and hit enter

2-Manual Partition Disk Ubuntu Server

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,]

Write the change to disk

So that’s it.¬†I hope you know what you are doing in the next step, thanks ūüôā

Tags: #Partition #Ubuntu Server 12.04 #Ubuntu Server 12.10 #Ubuntu Server 13.04

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