Partitioning disk Debian installation

This tutorial continues from Install Debian Linux using graphical install , and will proceed with disk partitioning for the Debain installation.

When you are ready click on ‘Continue’ to proceed with Debian partition disk section. The installer can guide you trough partitioning a disk (using different standard schemes) or, if you prefer, you can do it manually. Using guided partitioning you will still have a chance later to review and customize the results.

If you choose guided partitioning for an entire disk, you will be asked which disk should be used.

The partition methods are:

– Guided ‘“ use entire disk
– Guided ‘“ use entire disk and set up LVM (Logical volume management)
– Guided ‘“ use entire disk and set up encrypted LVM
– Manual

Just for your information: Logical volume management provides a higher-level view of the disk storage on a computer system than the traditional view of disks and partitions. This gives the system administrator much more flexibility in allocating storage to applications and users.

Partitioning disk  Debian installation

In my case I’ll choose the first option since I am on a new computer and will let Debian installation to setup the partitions for me.

When you are ready click on ‘Continue’.

Partitioning disk  Debian installation

You will notice the message which is saying that all data on the disk you select will be erased, but not before you have confirmed that you really want to make the changes.

If you click on ‘Continue’ this won’t delete the drive, but will pass you to the next partitioning section.

Partitioning disk  Debian installation

Now, if you continue, the changes listed bellow will be written to the disks. Otherwise, you will be able to make further changes manually.

WARNING: This will destroy all data on any partitions you have removed as well as on the partitions that are going to be formatted.

Review the offered partitioning on the disk and if you agree with them write the changes as clicking on ‘Continue’. Otherwise choose ‘No’ or ‘Go Back’ option and make the changes you want.

The next step will be the install of the base Debian system.

Partitioning disk  Debian installation

This will install only the core files for the system and the option to retrieve packages from Debian archive, but before that you have to configure the package manager, and to choose the closest location from where your system will gather the packages.

Partitioning disk  Debian installation

In general the goal is to find a mirror of the Debian archive that is close to you on the network (Internet) ‘“ be aware that nearby countries, or even your own may not be the best choice.
Why is that? Because mirrored Debian archives different than the major ones my be slower.

Anyway – I have chosen mine and the next step will be about configuring a popularity contest.

Partitioning disk  Debian installation

In my installation I will pass this survey package and will continue with Debian software selection part.

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