Best Answer

For modern computers there is only one required partition: the root (/) partition.

For very ancient computers, the BIOS may only read the first few bytes to find the boot loader. In this case you should have at least the two partitions (/boot and /)

additional partitions may be suggested, but are certainly not a requirement.

SWAP partition (similar to a 'page file' from the Windows world. most people want this)

/home (contains user settings and data. most people want a separate partition for this)

/var (changable data that is still written to disk, like your print queue and things like that)

/usr (applications are generally installed here. You could separate it from the OS by partitioning it out)

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2011-07-24 06:03:26
This answer is:
User Avatar
Study guides

What is a programming language

What does DOS stand for

What is a software that is distributed for free

What is application software

See all cards
12 Reviews

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: What are the mandatory partitions at the time of installation in Linux?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Related questions

On Linux how many kernels you can compile at the same time and how many kernels you can load in Linux?

You can have as many compiled kernels in your Linux installation as you want (disk space is your limit). However, you can only boot one kernel at a time.

Does dual-booting Windows and Linux make your computer run slower?

No, it would not, as you only boot with one OS at a time, not both of them simultaneously. However the data transfers between the two partitions (one for Linux and other for windows) would take slightly longer than what it would have taken with only one partition. You would have lesser space than before.(as Linux would take some space for installation)

Can we install rt Linux on Fedora?

RT Linux is a specific distribution of Linux, as is Fedora. You can install RT Linux over Fedora, but RT Linux isn't a program you install in a Fedora installation, but an entirely different installation altogether (and meant for different things; RT Linux is meant for specialty devices where the machine needs to manage devices and calculations in Real-time whereas Fedora is more a desktop/server distribution.)

What is the most common method of installing Linux?

Download or buy installation CD. Lots of time they have thing call LIVE CD where you can boot from CD without installing to HD to test it out. It can be installed on pen drive or external harddrive too. It is not recommended but it can be installed on top of windows drive. Installation will take longer, but if you want thing fastest you will want to install on few separate partitions.

What is the most popular freeware operating systems are called?

LINUX, probably the most popular freeware operating system, is also called "open source", meaning that not only can you have the operating system free, you can also have the source code so you can make changes if you like. Many versions of LINUX installation packages are available for varying prices. You pay only for the installation media and the efforts to put it together. SUSE LINUX is provided by Novell. Red Hat LINUX is also quite popular. The two are the most common LINUX distributions available. You can get a free copy of SUSE from the Novell web site then load it to your own CD for installation. The installation is extremely large and will require a lot of time and a high speed connection is a bonus.

Is there a mandatory separation time after filing for divorce in CO?

No. There is no mandatory separation time in Colorado.

What is the size limit for FAT32 partitions at creation time within windows operating systems?

FAT32 allows partitions up to 2 TB

Is Linux a batch operating system?

No. Linux can have several tasks and split resources between them. Linux would be considered a time-sharing system.

What are the securities in Linux?

There are an abundant amount of securities in Linux, and most Linux distributions. It would take an extremely long time to list out every "Security" in Linux, as it's built around securities.

Is jail mandatory no matter what on a warrant?

Most of the time.

Why do people buy bobrick toilet partitions?

people tend to buy bobrick toilet partitions becasuer they have great prices and they are a good company that produces a great product that lasts for a long time

What file is used to the list of partitions and file systems that are mounted at boot time?


People also asked