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Old 09-14-2003, 11:21 AM   #1
hedburner
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Separate partions for /usr, /home,/root, and /swap


I'm new to slackware and linux in general just finished installing slackware 9.0 from cd. I'm having some issues with it so I'm going to uninstall and set it up again, but I want to put the home, usr and root directories on their own partitions. What I'm unclear about is do I put these directories in their own partitions during the installation or move them after the install is done? Maybe this isn't a good idea, but I think I should at least have my home directory on it's own partition so I don't have to keep reinstalling stuff I work with. I have an 8 gig hd on the machine I'm working with here so what would be the best use of the space for the different partitions too? With 256 megs ram.
 
Old 09-14-2003, 11:39 AM   #2
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isn't there tons of disk set up and partitioning info out there? anyway, here are a few more or less random links, at least:

http://www.tldp.org/LDP/sag/x1675.html
http://www.slackware.com/book/index....urce=c623.html
http://www.linuxplanet.com/linuxplanet/tutorials/203/1/
 
Old 09-14-2003, 11:55 AM   #3
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You will create the partitions first, then assign them during the install.

My personal preference would be to have separate partitions for:

swap of course
/boot
/usr
/home
/tmp
/var

/root won't take up much space in most cases, having it on the same partition as / is ok really. Its the /tmp and /var I personally recommend to have their own partitions as these will fill and grow with temp files and log files, if something ever occurs where they fill up their partition, well, having on the / partition would cause trouble. If they reside on their own, well, they can only fill up their own partition, etc.
 
  


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