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Old 01-23-2007, 10:31 AM   #1
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Recommended Partition size


quick question.
for fresh installation what is the recommended partitions? what is the recommended partition size? what directory should have its own partition? /home

I been using linux for a while and always have been choosing auto partition but now that I am using it in business and I need to separate some partitions like "/home" I have those above questions.

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Old 01-23-2007, 10:38 AM   #2
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The size of partitions depends on the size of hard disk you've got.
I create mostly 4 partitions 1 for / 1 for /home 1 for /boot and 1 for swap
 
Old 01-25-2007, 07:35 PM   #3
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For me, i use 8-10 gigs for / and 20 gigs for /home on my main distro. Plenty of room for files and such. For experimenting i use 7 gigs for / and 5 for /home. Also I use a cool 1 gig for swap, Just in case . . . although i admit Ive never used more than 75 megs for swap before.
 
Old 01-26-2007, 08:56 AM   #4
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I use 2Gb for swap, for one reason only: In PCLinuxOS, you need that for re-masters. I love messing about doing remasters!

I tend to use 8Gb for / and whatever's left for /home. I used to keep a separate /boot partition once, but that's not really necessary any more, because the kernel/lilo shortcoming that prevented it being run if it was more than a certain distance into the Hard Drive, no longer exists.
 
Old 01-26-2007, 04:12 PM   #5
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How about a single partition size above 5Gb?

Just worry about the overall partition size and forget about /home as it is just a subdirectory of "/".

Do people not running a server really gain anything by multiple partitions of a single Linux?

When a Linux is in a single partition it a lot easier to boot, to maintain, to resize, to migrate.....
 
Old 01-26-2007, 07:54 PM   #6
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Do people not running a server really gain anything by multiple partitions of a single Linux?
Only for what people use thier system for. For developers it may be one thing, for desktop users, another. I use /home for all of my music files and other multimedia stuff. if my system gets tanked I dont have to worry about trying to get it back, I just retrieve my files with the next install.
 
Old 02-20-2007, 10:15 AM   #7
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we are using RedHat as a samba server, we have a separate partition for /home "disk quota per user" then we have another separate partition /shares "disk quota per group"
I know that is very poor design to have your file server on one disk but we are very small and budget doesn't permit to buy separate drives.
 
  


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