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Old 05-15-2006, 04:35 AM   #1
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partation size prob


HAI,



WHAT WOULD BE THE PARTATION SIZE?
HAI.


in my XP system [Intel p3 455MHz,128Mb RAM] I kept only 5GB free space in HDD for installing the Redhat Linux 9.0,

What is the exact size of different dir like /[root],/boot,/home,/var,/swap etc I have to make for installing the Linux server?

 
Old 05-15-2006, 06:23 AM   #2
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well, alot of distros will install extra software during the install, so minimum sizes vary. i suggest you look at the documentation for whatever ditro you want to install. theyre bound do state the minimum drive space in the minimum requirements.
 
Old 05-15-2006, 08:12 AM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sanjay2004
I kept only 5GB free space in HDD for installing the Redhat Linux 9.0,

What is the exact size of different dir like /[root],/boot,/home,/var,/swap etc I have to make for installing the Linux server?
I believe that RH9 defaults to LVM so you don't have to set up the various directories cos the installation will do that, and RH9 should fit into 5Gb ok.
 
Old 05-15-2006, 09:33 AM   #4
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hi
as previously post has informed lvm will do them for you but ;
ı don't suggest you to do it.Firstly learn which parition is used for which purpose..

basically the must be 3 partitons.
one bill be /boot about 100 mb size is enough.Let this partition to be primary and the begining of the disk.
second is /swap ; will bu used for ram on disk. size is 2Xram size =256 mb will be nice for you.
third one is / all other mount points will be mounted here..you can use all the remaining size for this ..

you can created more and mount each them as mount points for example /data a new disk or partition will be used for database files or /var for log and message files.
You can find many more detailed info about this subject.

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Old 05-15-2006, 10:23 AM   #5
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Actually, only 2 partitions are required: "/" and swap

Don't confuse directories and partitions. Partitions are mounted on (read "attached to") the directory structure. If, for example, one partition is mounted at "/", then all the directories under / will be on the same partition (unless one of them is specifically assigned to a different partition)
 
Old 05-16-2006, 02:37 AM   #6
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I generate /boot partation of 100MB
SWAP of 256MB
After that when I try to make remaining size as /
Its error message

why it is?

prob to make swap as 256MB [i have 128MB RAM]
 
Old 05-16-2006, 07:53 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sanjay2004
I generate /boot partation of 100MB
SWAP of 256MB
After that when I try to make remaining size as /
Its error message
You have to tell us what the error message is!!!

Are you using the RedHat installer to setup the partitions? If not, what?
 
  


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