LinuxQuestions.org
Did you know LQ has a Linux Hardware Compatibility List?
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Mandriva
User Name
Password
Mandriva This Forum is for the discussion of Mandriva (Mandrake) Linux.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 11-25-2005, 11:40 AM   #1
//////
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2005
Location: Land of Linux :: Finland
Distribution: Dual boot :: Slackware 14.1 64bit multilib | Kali linux 64bit multi lib
Posts: 169

Rep: Reputation: 37
Size of partitions ?


Hello, I managed at last to find linux that recognizes my hardware, and that is Mandriva 2006, I tested it and liked what I saw, and decided to start using it, I just have to re-install it completely cos I made just a test partition job and I have way too big partitions atm.

So my question is, how big should my partitions be ?

And should I make different partitions for /usr/local , /var/ftp , /opt ... etc

It is nice feature to be able to automatically partition ur hd
 
Old 11-25-2005, 12:08 PM   #2
Lakota
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: London, ON, Canada
Distribution: Mandriva 2007 Free
Posts: 507

Rep: Reputation: 30
There is no right answer on that, many different variations depending on usage and reasoning.

For me, my pc being nothing more than a desktop entertainment unit I simply use 4 partitions. Three are linux specific. I have 6gigs for the root partition (of which only 3.7 are used with current set up), a gig for swap, and 25gigs for user home. My fourth partiton(backups) is actually a slave drive formatted fat 32 which is accessible from Linux and Windows..........yes I also have a windows partition since the one and only game I play FMS, has not been ported to linux. ReiserFS is my choice formatting simply because I have had problems with ext3 recovering journal after hard shut downs during power outages and so far ReiserFS has never failed me so far.

I give /home a separate partition incase the operating system itself gets boinked to the point of needing a reinstallation. That way I don't lose my stuff. It has been a few years since I have had something go so wrong that a reinstall was needed.
 
Old 11-25-2005, 05:35 PM   #3
aerogate
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2005
Location: UK
Distribution: Mandriva 2006
Posts: 154

Rep: Reputation: 30
Yep agree, depends on what you want, if we just post what we have, then that will give you an idea.

I have :-

root - 6 gig
swap - 1 gig
home 48 gig (rest of the drive space)
 
Old 11-26-2005, 04:13 AM   #4
//////
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2005
Location: Land of Linux :: Finland
Distribution: Dual boot :: Slackware 14.1 64bit multilib | Kali linux 64bit multi lib
Posts: 169

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 37
Thanks guys, I just re-installed.

It looks like this:

xp partition for gaming.
Swap 1 gig
root 6 gig
home about 20 gig
and couple of partitions in Fat32 and ntfs format.

Now it is time to some linux
 
Old 11-26-2005, 08:47 AM   #5
Lakota
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: London, ON, Canada
Distribution: Mandriva 2007 Free
Posts: 507

Rep: Reputation: 30
This is a good read if you are new to linux and have the time:
http://linux-newbie.sunsite.dk/
 
  


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
Partitions; how many and what size? managerdan Linux - Newbie 2 05-27-2005 07:07 PM
Partitions Size kopikat Linux - Newbie 1 12-24-2004 09:21 AM
Size of various partitions Remote Mandriva 3 02-11-2004 09:37 PM
How many partitions and what size for each? HeatSkrCannibal Linux - Laptop and Netbook 2 08-18-2003 12:19 PM
Partitions size spy5600 Linux - Newbie 7 08-03-2003 10:21 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:00 AM.

Main Menu
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
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration