Hello ! I'm planning to install Debian. As I haven't done this ever before .. I'm having difficulty deciding on a partitioning scheme (because I have no idea which partitions Debian would "stress", which it would not..)
These are the partitions/sizes/use I currently use (Gentoo System) and I'd like to think if this scheme would be successful for a Debian Install:
# df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda5 291M 65M 226M 23% /
/dev/hda7 2.0G 971M 991M 50% /usr
/dev/hda8 1.2G 90M 1.1G 8% /var
/dev/hda9 495M 33M 463M 7% /tmp
/dev/hda10 32G 434M 32G 2% /home
The Debian System will be used as a Development Workstation built mostly of command-line tools + X.org + A GUI Browser (Opera or Firefox) + Valknut (a DC++ client) [I state the GUI tools because I realise they're the ones who usually take the most resources).
The only servers run will be OpenSSH (hardly ever used and even then by ~ 1 user) and *maybe* a light-weight HTTP server like Boa (minimalistic HTTPD) which will be on light-duty (only will be up from time to time and even then for short periods of times, accessed by at most ~ 1/3 users) (will probably serve only 1 file at any given time too).
The filesystem I plan to use on all partitions is ReiserFS.
The HD is 40 GB (as you can probably figure out from the "df -h" output), 512 MB will be alocated for SWAP space (I've got 256MB RAM)
heh .. will such a partitioning scheme be successful for the system described above ? [*Note: I'd also find helpful examples of other systems together with descriptions (as I can make "analogies")]
Thank you for your attention, I'm anxiously waiting for a reply so that I can get to installing