Description

Default partitioning

Contents

Introduction

LeaseWeb offers automated installation of virtual servers and bare metal servers. These automated installations offer two different partitioning schemes:

  • Manual partitioning
  • Default partitioning

The default partitioning scheme for the different operating systems are explained below.

Windows default partitioning

During a Windows installation, two partitions are created on the first available disk in the server.

#FlagsFilesystemMountpointSize
 BootableNTFSC:/ OSDisk100GB
 noneNTFSD:/ DataAll remaing space

All drives will be repartitioned during a reinstallation. No original data will remain visible. Please ensure that you have proper backups.
If you would like to retain data on certain disks after a reinstallation, please contact Support.

Linux default partitioning

The automatic Linux installation will format the first drive on your system (default: sda). It will install the system using the following partitioning scheme:

#FlagsFilesystemMountpointSizeNote
 nonebios_grubnone1MBCreated for EFI compatibility
 bootableext2/boot500MB 
 noneswapnone4GB 
 nodev, nosuid, noexec
ext4/tmp4GBExtra mount options added for security reasons
 noneext4/All remaining space 

All drives will be repartitioned during a reinstallation. No original data will remain visible. Please ensure that you have proper backups.
If you would like to retain data on certain disks after a reinstallation, please contact Support.

When specifying custom partitioning for an installation, omitting any of the default partitions (/boot, swap, /tmp and root) can cause the installation to fail.

 

Keywords
You can click on any of the keywords below this article to see all related articles for that keyword