6 - Create New Partition
Here you can make a choice, let the Mepis Installer do the work for you, or you can take the hands-on approach to partitioning. The Mepis installer will give you the middle option below and swap will be relative to your hard disks free space and amount of installed RAM memory
Right click the empty space, click on New .
- Bigram -Desktop systems only One partition only with no swap - use this option only if you use a desktop, have stacks of RAM (min 2GB, recommended 4GB) and you never intend to hibernate your machine
- Most systems, recommended for Laptops Two partitions, one for root and one for Swap. We recommend a minimum size of 10GB for starters, more if you intend to store files or use Mepis as your primary OS
- Dedicated "/home" partition Also good for Laptops, with this option your hard disk free space is divided three ways (or more) so you can separate the OS and applications from your data. The root partition only needs to be 10GB for most users, /home can be any size you want and we recommend a minimum of 1GB for swap, or more if you have a laptop and wish to use hibernation