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Old 10-22-2004, 10:39 AM   #1
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REQ: debian partitioning scheme for 2 disks on b&w powermac g3


;i have a powermac that i am installing debian 3.0 rev2 ppc on.

Power Macintosh G3 (Blue and White) Specifications 1999.01

;my question is with regard to swap partition configuration. i have 2 hard disks, both ATA, 1 is 6 GB, the other is *slightly* newer, 20 GB.

;i have RTM , but i am debating between the following two partition configurations and would like your advice:

config 1
Code:
hda 
* boot
* /

hdb 
* swap
* /home
config 2
Code:
hda 
* boot
* /

hdb
* /home
;the system has 256 MB of ram, and will be used as a non-production (personal) server. it will *not* be running an x window system, just ssh/cli. i have read that it may not be necessary to include a swap partition at all on a server setup of this kind with this amount of ram. a short list of what i want to install is as follows:

* apache
* sendmail/uw imap/fetchmail
* vim, mutt, lynx, etc.

;ideas? suggestions? comments?

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Old 10-24-2004, 09:11 PM   #2
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hda (6 gb)
/boot 50mb
swap (5.95 gb)

hdb (20 gb)
/home (2 gb)
/usr (7 gb)
/ (5 gb)
/tmp (1 gb)
/var (5 gb)
 
Old 10-25-2004, 04:00 PM   #3
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5+ GB of swap space?

Quote:
Originally posted by haimeltjnfg
hda (6 gb)
/boot 50mb
swap (5.95 gb)

hdb (20 gb)
/home (2 gb)
/usr (7 gb)
/ (5 gb)
/tmp (1 gb)
/var (5 gb)
;i'm curious why you think (virtually) the entire 6 GB harddrive should be made into swap space... i'm not disagreeing, i'd like to know your thoughts behind that.

;i have been read the mini how-to "multi disk system tuning" by stein gjoen, and found some information on partitioning for two disk setups. i have to read a bit more to determine what percentages or absolute sizes (in MB) need to be assigned to each directory though.

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