So when I create a new partition, I have 2 questions: 1. What file system do I use? 2. What mount point should I select?

I have already created a partition on my mac, but it doesn't show up on the list where you choose a partition.

  1. You should go with ext4

  2. Depends. The best way is to split root (/) directory and /home directory. But if you have a small HDD I'll go plain /

I'm not familiar with MAC, there may be some extra step.


  • So after I create the partition it gives me two options to choose from. Dev/sda1 ext4 or free space which is underneath that. Which one should I choose? – Shrey Varma May 9 '20 at 17:34
  • You choose sda1 ext4 and set it to / – Storm May 9 '20 at 20:30

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