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Old 04-10-2011, 11:40 AM   #16
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i just use two partitions. one 150gb root partition, and one 350gb storage partition. i never felt a need for a separate home partition as i just keep up with current and dont plan on reinstalling for several years.
Old 04-10-2011, 12:35 PM   #17
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Here's some real overkill for you:
Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/root              15G  7.4G  6.7G  53% /
/dev/sda3              19G  2.5G   15G  14% /home
/dev/sda5              19G  2.0G   16G  12% /usr/local
/dev/sda6              19G  977M   17G   6% /opt
/dev/sda7              19G  287M   18G   2% /var/lib/mysql
/dev/sda8              92G   33G   55G  38% /var/lib/virtual
/dev/sda9              92G  8.1G   79G  10% /spares
/dev/sda10            173G  220M  164G   1% /var/lib/pgsql
Here's why: when you get a new release of Slackware, the only partition it installs in is / (root). As you go through an installation, you add your partitions and you have the choice of formatting or not formatting them as you go; bear in mind we're talking down the road here, not just convenience the first time out.

All the stuff I add goes in one of the above partitions (and a lot of it is huge). If I don't format those on installation, they're still sitting there when the new installation boots. This is good. Copying all multi-gigabytes of stuff somewhere then copying it back on, well, this is not good (don't fit on a heckuva lot of media, eh -- yeah, yeah, I can copy to a disk drive [and do, just in case]).

I also try to install any additional software in /usr/local, never touching the distribution directories if at all possible (applications, like, say,, go in /opt by default, that's fine with me); that means I modify SlackBuilds, but the reason I do it is so I don't have to do it again and again and again following the above partitioning scheme.

And, this is a new 64-bit box and the data bases haven't been built on it yet (they'll use just about 75% of the partition when loaded).

Saves me a lot of time and trouble.

Hope this helps some.
Old 04-10-2011, 12:40 PM   #18
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No, this is overkill:

/dev/sde2        swap             swap        pri=0         0   0
/dev/sdd2        swap             swap        pri=0         0   0
/dev/mdgroup/rootlv     /                xfs         defaults         1   1
/dev/mdgroup/tmplv      /tmp             xfs         defaults         1   2
/dev/mdgroup/qemulv     /spare/1         xfs         defaults         1   2
/dev/mdgroup/archstore  /spare/5         ext3        defaults         1   2
/dev/mdgroup/extras     /extras          reiserfs    defaults         1   2
/dev/mdgroup/home       /home            ext3        defaults         1   2
/dev/mdgroup/varlv      /var             xfs         defaults         1   2
/dev/mdgroup/java       /spare/4         xfs         defaults         1   2
/dev/mdgroup/junk       /spare/6         xfs         defaults         1   2
/dev/mdgroup/mcplv      /var/mcp         reiserfs    defaults         1   2
/dev/mdgroup/slaptlv    /var/slapt-get   xfs         defaults         1   2
/dev/mdgroup/newhome    /newhome         reiserfs    defaults         1   2
/dev/mdgroup/newroot    /newroot         xfs         defaults         1   2
/dev/mdgroup/opt        /opt             xfs         defaults         1   2
/dev/mdgroup/musiclv    /opt/music       reiserfs    defaults         1   2
/dev/mdgroup/source     /source          reiserfs    defaults         1   2
/dev/mdgroup/usr        /usr             xfs         defaults         1   2
/dev/mdgroup/usrlocal   /usr/local       xfs         defaults         1   2
LABEL=Boot              /boot            ext2        defaults         1   2



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