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saurav_at_nandy 05-19-2013 01:50 PM

Size of Hard Disk partitions for linux directories
 
I am a novice in Linux world.
I have a 160 GB HDD and 1 GB RAM. I have installed XP on C drive. Now I have almost 30 GB unpartitioned free hard-disk space to install Fedora Core 6. I want to partition this remaining 30 GB unpartitioned free hard-disk space for every linux directories.

My question is how much memory should I allocate for each of the following directories?

1. /
2. /swap
3. /bin
4. /boot
5. /dev
6. /etc
7. /home
8. /lib
10. /mnt
11. /opt
12. /proc
13. /root
14. /sbin
15. /tmp
16. /usr
17. /var

TobiSGD 05-19-2013 01:56 PM

At first, don't use Fedora 6, it is 12 versions behind and totally unsupported.
Also, making a partition for every directory you listed is not possible, you will have to have at least /etc, /bin, /sbin and /lib on the /-partition. There is also no /swap directory, swap-partitions are not mounted to the file-system, having /mnt on a separate partition doesn't make any sense and /proc is a virtual file-system that is generated on the fly by the kernel, so having a partition for that is not necessary.

If this is for a desktop/laptop system I would go for 1GB of swap and the rest for /. You may want to have a separate /home-partition, in that case I would give 15GB to / and the rest to /home.

frankbell 05-19-2013 09:30 PM

If I were working with the resources you have, I'd make a one GB swap partition and put the remainder in a single root partition.

If I wanted to create a third partition, I'd allocate 15 GB to root and the remainder to /home. That should allow plenty of space for any additional programs I'd be likely to install.

I don't think it's a good idea (or necessary) to further subdivide the free space when you have only 30 GB to work with.

TobiSGD is correct about FedoraCore 6. It reached end of life in February 2007 and is completely unsupported; this includes no security updates. Current is Fedora 18.

saurav_at_nandy 05-20-2013 12:25 AM

Is it possible to install Fedora18 on a Pentium4 single core 1.8 GHz desktop?
 
Previously I installed XP and Fedora9 in dual boot mode 3 times. Every time I encountered the following problem.
I could boot my desktop with XP or Fedora9 without any problem for few days. But after few days my desktop used to hang when I opted to boot with Fedora9 when booting with XP was unproblematic though.


Is it possible to install Fedora18 on a Pentium 4 single core 1.8 GHz desktop with 1 GB DDR1 RAM?

TobiSGD 05-20-2013 04:59 AM

It is possible, but I doubt that you will have much fun with the recent version of Gnome 3 on such a machine, you might go better with one of the lighter spins, like the XFCE or the LXDE spin: https://spins.fedoraproject.org/

DavidMcCann 05-20-2013 12:22 PM

Your computer is very like mine in terms of the memory and processor. I don't think you'd be very happy with Fedora, although it would run. I'd suggest Linux Mint with the Mate desktop (not Cinnamon), or an Xfce distro like Vector.

As for partitions: 1 GB for swap, 9 GB for / (this CentOS installation is only using 5, and the spare partition I use for testing new distros is 8), and the other 20 for /home.

SLW210 05-20-2013 02:36 PM

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Habitual 05-20-2013 02:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by saurav_at_nandy (Post 4954392)
I want to partition this remaining 30 GB unpartitioned free hard-disk space for every linux directories.

Why every directory?


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