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Old 04-05-2006, 09:48 AM   #1
rmg
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Question Getting the linux partitions right


Hi

What would be the logical choice for partitions when I'm going to make the pc a ftp server (maybe adding apache later on).
Planning to put Slackware on it.

As much I understand the swap should be double the size of RAM.
But what other partitions should there be.
I've read that /, /usr and /home should be separated, anything else?
Lets say I've got a 153GB HDD then how should I divide the space.

PC conf:
PIII 550MHz, 256MB RAM, 153GB HDD

Thanks for any help
 
Old 04-05-2006, 10:32 AM   #2
Zmyrgel
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Hi, I'm joining you in the same question. I got a 250Gb SATA drive where I plan to install Gentoo and Debian.

I was thinking something like this:

Gentoo root
/ 20Gb

Debian root
/ 20Gb

/home 50 Gb Shared with both
/usr Gentoo and Debian both 40 Gb


Anything else on how to combine the two distros partiotions and such. Any pointers and so.
 
Old 04-05-2006, 11:45 AM   #3
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If you're setting up a multi-user workstation, Debian suggests separating /, /tmp, /var, /usr, and /home. I would think this would be even more true for a PC intended to be used as a server. Debian's default partition sizes, tho, are designed around the intention that the PC should be used in a production environment where installed packages will remain rather static. Some of them tend to get overfilled on a machine that gets lots of upgrades. Over time, I have settled on this partition scheme for my 80 GB, 256 MB RAM, 'hobbyist' system.

Code:
debian:~$ df -h
Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/hdb1             897M  206M  644M  25% /
tmpfs                 219M     0  219M   0% /dev/shm
/dev/hdb9              63G  5.2G   55G   9% /home
/dev/hdb8             897M   17M  833M   2% /tmp
/dev/hdb5             4.6G  2.2G  2.3G  50% /usr
/dev/hdb6             3.7G 1003M  2.5G  29% /var
I just recently reinstalled, and haven't moved most of my data back to /home.

Last edited by rickh; 04-05-2006 at 11:49 AM.
 
  


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