Default partitioning

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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.

# Flags Filesystem Mountpoint Size

Bootable NTFS C:/ OSDisk 100GB

none NTFS D:/ Data All 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:

# Flags Filesystem Mountpoint Size Note

none bios_grub none 1MB Created for EFI compatibility

bootable ext2 /boot 1024MB

none swap none 4GB

nodev, nosuid, noexec
ext4 /tmp 4GB Extra mount options added for security reasons

none ext4 / 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.