Step 05 - Choose cylinder and size for the partition

You have an option to specify the cylinder to use for the first partition. You can safely use default here. So I just press enter to use the default cylinder here.

The important task here is to specify a size for the new partition. That's why I urge you to plan how to partition the hard disk before we start. So, according to my plan, we are going to create a swap partition for the first partition. My RAM size is 512MB, then the swap partition size would be 1024MB.

Remember, you must put + sign before the size and M after the size. The + sign would make our partition size flexible and M is for MB.

Press p to view the partition table we've just created.

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