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[xubuntu] New Disk partitioning. OK to have the 1st Primary as MBR, Grub and (/) of primary OS?

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http://ubuntuforums.org – Hi everyone, From man fdisk: Linux needs at least one partition, namely for its root file system. It can use swap files and/or swap partitions, but the latter are more efficient. So, usually one will want a second Linux partition dedicated as swap partition. On Intel compatible hardware, the BIOS that boots the system can often only access the first 1024 cylinders of the disk. For this reason people with large disks often create a third partition, just a few MB large, typically mounted on /boot, to store the kernel image and a few (Hardware)