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Old 02-11-2007, 12:26 PM   #1
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Partition Scheme


I have 72GB of unallocated space. Is this partition scheme okay for a desktop PC? I know having so many partitions is often unnecessary, but it seems the majority have something similar.

/boot 50MB
/ 16384MB
/swap 2048MB (following the swap space rule of thumb)
/home 26624MB
/usr 26624MB

Thanks
 
Old 02-11-2007, 12:57 PM   #2
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yeah it's fine, but you don't need that much swap as the "rule of thumb" is cobblers. also you're going to waste a lot of space in /usr really. but then if you don't have a lot of space requirements it doesn't really matter i guess. personally i'd make /home 30gb bigger at the expense of /usr and /
 
Old 02-11-2007, 01:35 PM   #3
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How about:

/boot 50MB
/ 12288MB
/swap 2048MB
/home 40960MB
/usr 16384MB

?
 
Old 02-11-2007, 03:06 PM   #4
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Oh, I forgot to mention that I already have Windows XP Media Center installed (hda1 and hda2 are used up by it). Is there anything in specific I need to do to dual-boot, or is creating the Linux partitions after the Windows partitions enough?
 
  


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