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Old 01-14-2005, 05:33 PM   #1
Michael Davont
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Hard disk partitioning


I am new to linux and i do not understand all the hda1 yadda yadda stuff. now i Have Three hard Disk Drives and i would like to know the best way to partition them i only want to install and run Fedora Core 3 and no other operating System HDD's are as follows

1st. 40GB
2nd. 2GB Approximetely
3rd. 2GB Approximetely
 
Old 01-14-2005, 06:06 PM   #2
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"i Have Three hard Disk Drives and i would like to know the best way to partition them i only want to install and run Fedora Core 3 and no other operating System HDD's are as follows

1st. 40GB
2nd. 2GB Approximetely
3rd. 2GB Approximetely"

I also have three hard drives and I only run SuSE. I try to load balance the I/O across all three drives to gain speed. By changing my configuration to allow for the two small 2GB drives I recommend:

1st:
/ 10Gb
swap 512Mb
spare 10Gb (to be used when you install the next upgrade, probably Fedora Core 4)
/backup 19Gb (to be used to back up your system)

2nd:
/home 2Gb

3d:
/usr 2 Gb (2Gb for /usr is fine for SuSE but might be cramped for Fedora)

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Old 01-14-2005, 06:36 PM   #3
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Exclamation Partitioning help

I am just understanding the partitioning of FC3 and I have notes on red hat linux 8 and it goes as follows:
root partition(/ mount point)-100MB
boot partiton(/boot)-100MB
Swap partition-384MB

But with FC3 I am using the desktop install it requires that the root partition be 2087MB for additional packages. As for other installs I am not sure.

All I have used in EXT3 format.
 
Old 01-15-2005, 09:26 AM   #4
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If you are going to partition your drives with those three partitions, then you need to realize that software you install in the future will go under the /usr directory. This is the reason for the 'root partition be 2087MB for additional packages' message.
Remember that /usr will grow as you install more software in the future.

I would locate /home and /usr in the 40GB drive. And the swap partition on one of the small drives so that it can be accessed while one of the other drives is loading something else. The /boot partition is relatively small so putting a 100MB boot partition on one of tlhe small drives may make sense.
 
  


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