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Old 03-02-2004, 01:09 PM   #1
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partitions recommended for linux ?


hey guys just doing a fresh install on a 40gb laptop and just wondering how to partition the drive.

On mine i only have 2 partitions /=root and /home ...

going to be installing mandrake 9.2 on a fresh harddrive

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Old 03-02-2004, 01:11 PM   #2
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dont forget a 1 GB swap partitions.... I'd just go with that and a root ( / ) partition....
 
Old 03-02-2004, 01:12 PM   #3
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1 gig ? iv only got 450 mb on mine hehe

so ...

/-root
/home

will be fine ?

what about /var or anything ?
 
Old 03-02-2004, 01:51 PM   #4
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Personally, I've always opted for a / (root), /usr and /home partition layout.

I've been able to successfully upgrade my distribution of choice (ALT Linux) without any difficulty or loss of personal or application data having the hard drive partitioned in this way.


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Old 03-03-2004, 12:42 AM   #5
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/home
/usr

and swap partition approx at least 2 times of your RAM
 
Old 03-10-2004, 02:58 AM   #6
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How big should /usr typically be?
 
Old 03-10-2004, 03:44 AM   #7
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Ive always used a 100MB /boot partition (but beware! sometimes the install image is too big for this size, make it bigger) and a / partition, with a 1GB swap partition
 
Old 03-10-2004, 03:46 AM   #8
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How about /usr
 
Old 03-10-2004, 03:57 AM   #9
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the 2x the ram rule for swap is most probably a rule for the pc 5 years ago where 64mb or 32mb is norm. I usually set it to 256mb. IMO,Still feel it is a waste of hard disk space. My computer is running with a 512MB of ram now.
 
Old 03-10-2004, 05:10 AM   #10
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I use this setup
swap = 1024mb
/= 4GB
/home = 14GB
/usr = 40GB
/var = 400MB
 
  


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