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Understanding the Disk Partitions

Red Hat Linux requires two and on later versions three partitions in order to install correctly. The easiest way to create the disk partitions for a beginner is with Disk Druid. You first need to delete any unwanted partitions. To do this select the partition and press the Delete button for each one. Read the information to the left. Here is a little bit of information about some suggested partitions.

Linux recommended partitions:

/      - This is the default directory everything is put into
/boot  - This directory contains the kernel
/home  - This directory contains the user files
/var   - This directory contains system logs and now web pages
/usr   - This directory contains programs everyone uses
/bin   - This is where basic commands are located


Joseph Colton 2002-09-24