[SOLVED] configuring a partition on a older notebook - best practice
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configuring a partition on a older notebook - best practice
hello dear Linux-Experts
just installed another Notebook that i have found here.
(note i have newer ones - with pretty good hardware and big drives.
This one - is a older Toshiba - with not so good data / harddrive and other performance data. ) I use it - beside the two other and stronger ones - as a notebook that i take along with me - when i travel around... So there are no extensive features wanted - and no big performance.
But i like it for its big screen and the nice and very good keyboard. So i installed the opensuse 13.1 - from scratch and it worked great.
Note: used the LXDE - Environment - and not the KDE. which ends up in some leightweight view. Butg this is okay for me.
the first overall-impression after the installation is great. All works great. I cannot see any loss in speed and all seems fine.
Here some data: guess that i can configure the drive in a more efficient way like i did:
note - this might be agreat way to learn - how to do best in configuring.
BTW - how can a reorganisation of the partition AFTER the installation. Is this doable - what do you say.!?
Which values for the following are appropiate and useful!?
what do you advice!?
Would you do this with gparted or with the linux-tools that are shipped with opensuse 13.1?
and last but not least. Are there any values that i can request via Terminal!?
martin@linux-74t6:~> zypper lr -d
# | Alias | Name | Aktiviert | Aktualisieren | Priorität | Typ | URI | Dienst
1 | openSUSE-13.1-1.10 | openSUSE-13.1-1.10 | Ja | Nein | 99 | yast2 | cd:///?devices=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-MATSHITADVD-RAM_UJ-841S,/dev/sr0 |
2 | repo-debug | openSUSE-13.1-Debug | Nein | Ja | 99 | NONE | http://download.opensuse.org/debug/distribution/13.1/repo/oss/ |
3 | repo-debug-update | openSUSE-13.1-Update-Debug | Nein | Ja | 99 | NONE | http://download.opensuse.org/debug/update/13.1/ |
4 | repo-debug-update-non-oss | openSUSE-13.1-Update-Debug-Non-Oss | Nein | Ja | 99 | NONE | http://download.opensuse.org/debug/update/13.1-non-oss/ |
5 | repo-non-oss | openSUSE-13.1-Non-Oss | Ja | Ja | 99 | NONE | http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/13.1/repo/non-oss/ |
6 | repo-oss | openSUSE-13.1-Oss | Ja | Ja | 99 | NONE | http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/13.1/repo/oss/ |
7 | repo-source | openSUSE-13.1-Source | Nein | Ja | 99 | NONE | http://download.opensuse.org/source/distribution/13.1/repo/oss/ |
8 | repo-update | openSUSE-13.1-Update | Ja | Ja | 99 | NONE | http://download.opensuse.org/update/13.1/ |
9 | repo-update-non-oss | openSUSE-13.1-Update-Non-Oss | Ja | Ja | 99 | NONE | http://download.opensuse.org/update/13.1-non-oss/ |
Your actual linux disk partitions are /,/home and I assume you have swap but it is not listed in the output of df. Everything else in the post is a virtual file system.
Yes it is possible to modify your partitions and gparted running from a live CD is the suggested method. Your / is 20GB and /home is 31GB. Without knowing how the rest of the drive is partitioned nor how you intend to use the linux on this computer it is not possible to say how to optimise the partition layout.
The minimum number of partitions you actually need is one i.e. swap may not be needed. Again without knowing how you intend to use the laptop I would suggest having one. An extended partition allows one to create more then four partitions on a hard drive that uses a Master Boot Record (MBR).
many thanks for the many information and tipps. Great to get so many valuable advices.
Note: i konw that the notebook is quite very old - and i want to use it as a "third" notebook.
I have two others which are faster / better and much newer.
your ideas are very good and i think i will apply some of them.
and well - i think that the following data is valuable and interesting too
# How are the hard drives partitioned
linux-74t6:/home/martin # fdisk -l
Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes, 156301488 sectors
Units = Sektoren of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk label type: dos
Disk identifier: 0x0001159f
Gerät boot. Anfang Ende Blöcke Id System
/dev/sda1 * 46153728 156301311 55073792 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda2 4208640 46153727 20972544 8e Linux LVM
/dev/sda4 321536 4208639 1943552 8e Linux LVM
/dev/sda5 46155776 50364415 2104320 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda6 50366464 91553791 20593664 83 Linux
/dev/sda7 91555840 156280831 32362496 83 Linux
Partitionstabelleneinträge sind nicht in Platten-Reihenfolge
Well - i miss the words /home
where is this description!?
Can we migrate position 6 and 7 into one
in other words: what do position 6 and 7 do - i guess that i can make one out of both - and name it - home
what do you say!?
well again - i think that i will apply some ideas that you provide
Last edited by sayhello_to_the_world; 12-29-2013 at 06:20 PM.