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Question: What is the minimum number of partitions you need to install Linux?
What command can you use to review boot messages?


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Question: What is the minimum number of partitions you need to install Linux?
What command can you use to review boot messages?



Answered by: Arjun Singh Rana | Date: 6/23/2008 | Contact Arjun Singh Rana Contact Arjun Singh Rana

In IDE hard disk 63 partitions.
In scsi hard disk 15 partitions

demesg or /var/log/message Source:

Answered by: dinesh rawat | Date: 6/24/2008 | Contact dinesh rawat Contact dinesh rawat

1. One (i.e., /)
2. dmesg Source:

Answered by: Gowrishankar Rajaiyan | Date: 6/24/2008 | Contact Gowrishankar Rajaiyan Contact Gowrishankar Rajaiyan

1. Three Partition.
boot partition, swap partition and root partition, these are the minimum partitions to install the linux.
2. dmesg or /var/log/messages Source:

Answered by: Neal | Date: 6/26/2008 | Contact Neal Contact Neal

1. two partitions
root(/) and swap
2. dmesg and /var/log/messeges

Answered by: Suhas Joshi | Date: 7/18/2008 | Contact Suhas Joshi Contact Suhas Joshi

Minimum 3 three partition need Boss
root-your wish(min2.5GB)
boot-128 enough
swap-twise of ram size Source:

Answered by: Bose | Date: 8/3/2008 | Contact Bose Contact Bose

Three Partition are needed these are root,boot,swap.
# vi /var/log/messages
# dmesg Source:

Answered by: davender chamoli | Date: 8/18/2008 | Contact davender chamoli Contact davender chamoli

Linux can be installed on two partitions, one as / which will contain all files and a swap partition.



Answered by: sanjit kr das | Date: 2/26/2009 | Contact sanjit kr das Contact sanjit kr das

/,/boot & swap are the minimum partitions required to install Linux. Source:

Answered by: Vishal | Date: 4/2/2009 | Contact Vishal Contact Vishal

Well You only need 2 partitions to install Linux one is the root partition / and other is the swap partition ,you can install linux without creating /boot ,it will automatically created under /
dmesg will show you the logged messages at boot time .most information is about detected hardware at boot time Source:

Answered by: rashid | Date: 5/16/2009 | Contact rashid Contact rashid

To install linux we have to make min 3 partition , i.e; Root ,Boot & Swap. Root contains the largest area in a hard disk as its capability, Boot can be minimum of 512 mb& swap size depends upon the size of ram attached in your computer , its mininum size will also be equal to size of RAM of max to its double size.


Answered by: Durgesh Tomar | Date: 9/6/2009 | Contact Durgesh Tomar Contact Durgesh Tomar

2 partition is compulsory
root (/)

Answered by: pankaj jain | Date: 9/10/2009 | Contact pankaj jain Contact pankaj jain

#our work can be done with only 1 partition..that is /
but it is recommended that swap and boot partition should also be made.
#dmesg Source:

Answered by: ghanish | Date: 9/27/2009 | Contact ghanish Contact ghanish

Even swap is not mandetory, its just to improve the overall performance.
You can even install linux with just one partition i.e / Source:

Answered by: pravin salgond | Date: 10/25/2009 | Contact pravin salgond Contact pravin salgond

Basically while installing Linux we need to create two partition first one for / and second one for swap Source:

Answered by: Gunjan | Date: 11/1/2009 | Contact Gunjan Contact Gunjan

linux 4 partition
4. / Source:

Answered by: ranjeet | Date: 11/10/2009 | Contact ranjeet Contact ranjeet

Minimum 3 three partition need Boss
root-your wish(min2.5GB)
boot-128 enough
swap-twise of ram size Source:

Answered by: pritam dash | Date: 11/12/2009 | Contact pritam dash Contact pritam dash

partitions needed for installation of linux.
swap partition not necessary in sufficient RAM system. Source:

Answered by: varun kala | Date: 12/10/2009 | Contact varun kala Contact varun kala

1. Minimum two partitions need to install Linux
root(/) and swap
root-(Min 2.5GB)
swap-(size RAMx2 but maximum 4GB) dmesg and /var/log/messeges Source:

Answered by: Atul Kumar Rai | Date: 12/12/2009 | Contact Atul Kumar Rai Contact Atul Kumar Rai

According to linux and my knowledge we need 3 basic partitions to install linux.
1. root (/)
2. boot
3. swap
Note: swap must be double the size of RAM u shall use in ur system. Source:

Answered by: KING | Date: 1/23/2010 | Contact KING Contact KING

To install linux on your system
need make only two Partitions
1)/ and 2)boot
dmesg and /var/log/messeges


Answered by: M.Venkata Rami Reddy | Date: 1/30/2010 | Contact M.Venkata Rami Reddy Contact M.Venkata Rami Reddy

Only 1 Partition is required to install Linux /
Recommended Are :-
1. /
2. /boot
3. swap Source:

Answered by: Rajesh Kumar | Date: 3/5/2010 | Contact Rajesh Kumar Contact Rajesh Kumar

compulsory 2 partitions
2.root (/)

Next one is
dmesg Source:

Answered by: kiran kumar | Date: 4/11/2010 | Contact kiran kumar Contact kiran kumar

1 /root
2 /swap
3 /usr Source:

Answered by: gaurav | Date: 4/11/2010 | Contact gaurav Contact gaurav

hii i am eng student in cs branch . i can install linux with 2 partition named "/" and "swap"... Source:

Answered by: milan | Date: 4/15/2010 | Contact milan Contact milan

only /, /boot will be created autmatically and swap is recommended,

grep -i "boot" /var/log/messages Source:

Answered by: Vishal Joshi | Date: 4/19/2010 | Contact Vishal Joshi Contact Vishal Joshi

only one partition is require to install Linux /.

boot mesg - dmesg Source:

Answered by: Govind Tadhiyal | Date: 5/1/2010 | Contact Govind Tadhiyal Contact Govind Tadhiyal

a. Minimum two partition.
1. Root
2. Boot
b. vi /var/log/message
dmesg Source:

Answered by: daveender chamoli | Date: 5/5/2010 | Contact daveender chamoli Contact daveender chamoli

It is basically 3 required.

Answered by: yogesh kolte | Date: 8/10/2010 | Contact yogesh kolte Contact yogesh kolte

Minimum number of partition is 1 i.e. /
though it is better to have swap and boot partition created. Source:

Answered by: Pawan | Date: 9/6/2010 | Contact Pawan Contact Pawan

min 2 partitions is / & swap.but recovery perpose /boot must
so we need to go for min 3 partitions which are /boot,/ and swap Source:

Answered by: Sahil | Date: 9/9/2010 | Contact Sahil Contact Sahil

2 partitions is / & swap is required but for recovery purpose /boot is must.
So we need to go for minimum 3 partitions which are /boot,/ and swap. Source:

Answered by: Sakshi Modi | Date: 4/24/2016 | Contact Sakshi Modi Contact Sakshi Modi

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