I've checked out a number of threads, and some external references. I've been using SuSE 9.0 for about 4 - 5 months with KDE 3.2.1 for about 2, and I am starting to learn my way around Linux a bit. I've setqup apt-get with synaptic for fun, and I've played with a number of packages. I frequently install, and remove packages as I learn them.
I'm far from knowlegable at this point, but I'm always seeking new information and techniques.
I just purchased SuSE 9.1 pro (since my 9.0 was a copy, and therefore not legal.) I have an unused 120 gig drive, and I will be replacing the 8 gig presently in use.
I am not overly concerned with anything on the existing drive - it was my "sandbox" in which to learn Linux without fear of data loss, etc. I can easily enough setup the new drive with default partitions (1 extended, 1 swap) but would prefer to set up partitions that will allow me to recover or protect data in case I botch something royally
or decide to upgrade into a new version when it arrives.
I have heard folks discuss a partition for USR, and I also found a post from 2001 that showed the following arrangement:
The files I format will be /boot, /usr, /opt, /temp, & /root. My partitions are:
hda2 23M /boot
hda5 2047M <Swap>
hda6 11648M /usr
hda7 11648 /opt
hda8 11648 /temp
hda9 11625 /root
To the uninitiated, this would appear to be overkill. If there would be a good reason for this arrangement, I am willing to hear about it and give it a try. (How else am I going to learn, except by doing?)
If it IS overkill, then what would be a useful partition setup? I'll do any necessary research on mount points, although SuSE 9.1 lists "No more mounting thanks to submount."
Lastly, I will not be polluting this box with M$ products, in case that has any bearing on the settings. I also have a current version of Partition Magic, but Grub seems plenty powerful for what I want to do.
Thanks in advance!