Partitioning & Users
If you have read and followed my other articles up until now, you will find the partitioning to be a very
simple and painless procedure: We will setup three partitions - swap,
root (/), home
(/home). We will do it manually.
Since the hard disk is empty, we will first create a partition table
. If your
system already contains partitions and might have other operation systems installed, you will not have to do this
step. Furthermore, you should carefully examine the layout of the partitions and choose accordingly.
To understand the hard disk notation in Linux, please refer to my Installing SUSE
Linux - Full tutorial
. For more information on partitioning with other operating systems present, for
instance, Windows and Linux, please refer to Dual booting - Windows & Linux - Full
Click on the listed device (in our case,the single SATA drive, /dev/sda
click on New Partition Table
If your hard disk is empty, you can ignore the warning. If you have partitions and data that you do not wish to
remove, you should not
proceed. Instead, use existing partitions to setup your
system. Nevertheless, no change will be permanent until you complete the partitioning process.
to proceed. Once the Partition table is created, you will have the
available to create the partitions.
Click on the free space and choose New Partition
. We will repeat the process three
times, creating the swap
) and home
Once you are done, click Forward
Next, you will have to setup the user. Choose a strong
That's it. Review your choices before you click Install
. Under Advanced
, you can configure the bootloader. For more information, you might want to read yet
another one of my articles: GRUB bootloader - Full tutorial
The distro will now install. It should take only about 5-10 minutes.