Partitioning The Hard Drive
To install Linux you should have a minimum of 2 partitions. But as an optional you could also have 3 or more partitions.
- swap - Essential Partition This is like the Virtual Memory on Windows.
- root ('/') - Essential Partition This is where all the other partitions will list. This the most top of the USER file system(Linux has an Universal File System, not like Windows).
- boot ('/boot') - Optional Partition This will store the files which are needed for the OS to boot up in a separate partition.