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Old 08-19-2014, 11:37 AM   #1
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partitioning plan for double hard disk and single OS


I'm planning to install Salix OS on my parent's old desktop PC.
The PC has two hard disks, one sizes as 60GB (hda) and the second as 200GB (hdb).
So far my plan is this:
hda1(/;xfs) it will size as ~25GB
hda2(/home,xfs/ext4) it will size as ~30GB
hda3(swap) it will size as 1.5GB (the PC is an old Sempron 2200+ with 1GB of RAM)
hdb1(/media/data), where I will place the various Documents, Downloads, Music, etc. and will possibly size as 70GB
hdb2(/media/torrents), which will be a shared partition amongst all users, possibly sizing as 130GB
note: the system will have 4 users

Did I overlook anything while planning the setup distribution?
 
Old 08-19-2014, 11:49 AM   #2
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You could speed up your system by placing /usr on a different drive than /. By doing so you will increase the amount of time that both drives are running simultaneously.

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Old 08-19-2014, 12:14 PM   #3
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You could speed up your system by placing /usr on a different drive than /. By doing so you will increase the amount of time that both drives are running simultaneously.
This seems useful, so it would become:
hda: /, /home (WITHOUT the media files) and swap
hdb: /media/data (all the documents, pictures, etc. saved by the users), /media/torrent AND /usr

I'm just worried that most of hda 60GB hard disk will sremian mostly empty by default as I don't think many things will go one there anymore..

I may put a /media/data on hdb and a /media/data+ on hda to make sure eventual wasted space is easily addressed by the users..

Does this sounds right at all?
 
Old 08-19-2014, 04:38 PM   #4
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This seems useful, so it would become:
hda: /, /home (WITHOUT the media files) and swap
hdb: /media/data (all the documents, pictures, etc. saved by the users), /media/torrent AND /usr

I'm just worried that most of hda 60GB hard disk will sremian mostly empty by default as I don't think many things will go one there anymore..

I may put a /media/data on hdb and a /media/data+ on hda to make sure eventual wasted space is easily addressed by the users..

Does this sounds right at all?
Yes, That looks good. If you are worried about wasted space you could reduce the size of / and create an unused partition on hda. Then if you ever need another partition you have one available instead of having the unused space stuck in /. Since /usr takes up about half of the space in / then you have at least 12.5G of unused space in the / partition once you move /usr out.

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Old 08-23-2014, 05:16 AM   #5
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It was a single hard disk !

I was so wrong.. this is a single 233GB hard drive, I didn't remember having trashed the smaller hard disk at some point in the past.

I'll just go with /, /home, /media/torrent, /media/data, swap. I guess there's no much sense in making a separate /usr or /var at this point.


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actually, I'm not even that sure it makes sense at all to split /home and /media/data with a single operating system in a single hard disk and sticking to exfs4..

anyways I'm almost done formatting everything and I guess it would not hurt (much) to leave it this way now.

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