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ok, so i am very new to linux, less than a week and i took the plunge totally, just wiped out windows, so i have a lot of stupid questions. This one is: I have multiple hard drives on my machine a 4 gig OS drive and a 40 gig drive... how can i keep the 4 gig from filling up??? what folders am i able to move easily and which ones are a bit trickier??
does this belong here???? or am i in the wrong forum? *looks around*
Well it depends on how you partitioned your drive before installation. I too just installed Linux on my machine last week but I read found some suggestions before the actual install to have different partitions for different directories like so:
ex: 40GB drive and 512MB RAM
/boot - 500MB
/swap - 1GB (partition and format as "swap")
/ - 12GB
/home - 5GB
/var - 2.5GB
Just ballpark figures really. you could partition as you'd please. But that way you have more control over the saved data in case you need to re-install or whatever.
That article was about servers and the like for corporations and groups. Anything about home users? Once we get our Dell 8300 up and running, I'm going to try to convince my dad to let me throw Linux on the 4300, since it will have 2 80GB's instead of 1. But if I use 2 80GB's, which I know is DEFINATELY more than I need for Linux, I have no idea how to allocate what available space(probably either around 40GB or 80GB) is left for Linux. Sure, I'd have probably around 50MB for /Boot, since I don't play with that too much, and I have 512MB of RAM on the 4300, so probably anywhere between 1-1.5GB for Swap, but other than that, would I make about .5GB for /var and leave the rest for / and the remaining?
I know it's best to have /home as a separate partition, but how much space is best for that area, % wise? Remember, this is a home computer, so all the applications are stored on it, same with music, videos, etc.
Last edited by r_jensen11; 11-22-2003 at 11:24 PM.