LinuxQuestions.org
Latest LQ Deal: Complete CCNA, CCNP & Red Hat Certification Training Bundle
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 09-03-2003, 03:26 AM   #1
shaahul
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2003
Posts: 33

Rep: Reputation: 15
RH Linux 7.2 installation !


hi

I know how to install RHLinux 7.2.
But I do not know how to decide what partitions are required and why.
I also want to the size of partitions to be allocated. I have allotted 3.5 GB for linux. How do I decide the partition sizes and why????????

I had installed linux twice. But it seems to be giving problems. I do not know why?



Shaahul
 
Old 09-03-2003, 08:26 AM   #2
nhs
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 246

Rep: Reputation: 30
In general, it is a matter of usage that dictates the correct partition sizes. For me, one root partition with as much space as is available and a 256Mb swap partition is fine. If you have no special need for extra partitions then just use twice your RAM for swap and the rest for /.
 
Old 09-03-2003, 08:42 AM   #3
Medievalist
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Distribution: Dead Rat
Posts: 178

Rep: Reputation: 38
RH 7.2 is not a particularly good choice. You should probably be using either RH 7.3 or 9.0 (don't bother with 8.0) so you won't have to load so many patches.

You can download ISO images of Red Hat CDROMs from Red Hat's site, or from the ibiblio.org mirror.

If you insist on using 7.2, make sure you ftp all the patches from updates.redhat.com (this will take quite some time!) and apply them before attaching your system to a network. An unpatched 7.2 system that allows incoming connections from the Internet will be owned in less than a week, which is probably not what you want.

As for the partitions, to some extent it's a matter of taste, but mostly you need to figure out what you use the system for and partition accordingly. On most of my linux boxes, I make separate partitions for the /var and /home directories, and I make /tmp a link into /var/tmp. That way, print spool jobs (/var/spool/lpd) and email (/var/spool/mail) and log messages (/var/log) and temporary files (/tmp, /var/tmp) can't use up all the space on my critical system areas (/ and /usr).

Running out of space in the root partition is a pain in the tuchus. Running out of space in /var or /home is not so much pain.
 
Old 09-03-2003, 09:30 AM   #4
aqoliveira
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2001
Location: Portugal
Distribution: /Red Hat/Fedora/Solaris
Posts: 622

Rep: Reputation: 30
Hi there

It all depends how u want to install your box but this will normally do the trick. You will need a /boot, / , swap, /var. The boot dir is normally where your kernel sits and all related files (heart of linux), u can set this size between 40mb-70mb which should be enough. Swap is normally set 2-3 times your RAM size of your box. /var is normally where your log files sit depending what the box is going to be used for you will set that accordingly but a normal box anyhting from 350mb-400mb should be enough. You can divide it futher like creating a partiion for /home, /tmp, /usr etc ot else just put the remainder into /.

wish u luck
cheers
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Report your Linux installation and configuration success story to the Linux Tutorials t3gah Linux - Laptop and Netbook 2 04-23-2005 01:14 AM
Linux Installation before Windows Installation pragun Fedora 1 01-19-2005 12:27 AM
Installation doesn't recognize Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES installation cd bizkut Red Hat 2 08-15-2004 09:57 AM
linux installation - please help thesoccerking Linux - Software 11 04-23-2002 02:16 PM
linux installation dpreed7 Linux - Software 43 03-27-2002 02:49 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:22 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration