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Old 01-24-2005, 03:42 AM   #1
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Can gurus suggest a configuration for installation?


I want to install Debian in my small PC:

Intel Pentium 4, 1.7GHz
256KB RAM
20GB disk

actually I want to install 2 versions of Debianne stable and the other experimental.

I am very new to Linux, knowing only ABC about it.

I hope here people can give some suggestion on how to partition my disk for various directories under Linux.

Thanks for your knowledge and I will feed back.
 
Old 01-24-2005, 04:03 AM   #2
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hi there

for this make sure u have atleat 2 linux partions(primary will be fine)
nowadays all linux distros give least problem while installing, i haven't tried debian, so it can be installed in a non-primary partion i am not sure of that

u can have a common swap space/partion

regards
 
Old 01-24-2005, 09:52 PM   #3
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Thanks, man.

But this really won't solve my problem. The thing I want to make clear is that how much room should I give each directory, e.g. the shared swap (500MB?).
 
Old 01-25-2005, 12:25 AM   #4
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Originally posted by keyboard
Thanks, man.

But this really won't solve my problem. The thing I want to make clear is that how much room should I give each directory, e.g. the shared swap (500MB?).
do u want to mount wach directory like usr, etc , home
etc in different directories??

as far as swap is concerned ,the convention goes of keep that at least double the amount of RAM

regards
 
Old 01-25-2005, 01:26 AM   #5
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Make a primary partition for /boot around 32 to 50 MB depending how pretty you want the bootloader to be.

Make a swap partition around 512 MB to 1 GB. The swap partition can be used by any Linux distribution.

Make two (2) 4 GB partitions that will be the root partitions for each Debian version. You can make one partition for /etc be around 64 MB to 128 MB if you want your configs be the same. I do not suggest making a partition for /var (around 256 MB is good for /var). You may get a way with making a partition for /tmp (around 1 GB to 2 GB is good for /tmp).

The rest of the hard drive you can use for /home.

Quote:
256KB RAM
WOW! That's huge...256 Kilobytes...how much will that be....mmm
 
Old 01-31-2005, 01:31 AM   #6
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Thanks.

But I have a problem when using net installer rc2. The message is:

boot: ... isolinux: Disk error 80, AX=4280,drive 9F

What's wrong?
 
  


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