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Old 06-09-2004, 08:18 PM   #1
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Partitions for Woody?


Hello.

I just got my Woody (Debian 3.0r2, for the uninformed) CDs in the mail yesterday, which prompted me to finally get the last few files off my second HD. After that, I booted my System Rescue disk and used QTParted to shrink my WinXP partition (NTFS) and make a 512+M swap partition on my first HD. Now comes the tricky part. I ran the second HD through, but stopped short of committing, just to see what it looked like. It seemed okay, but I'd like to get some input from those with more experience in such matters (read: "I don't want to have to do a fresh install down the road simply because I overlooked something obvious.").

How does the following layout sound for a typical installation of Woody on a 10G HD with 256M RAM? I've read in several places that /swap should be about twice the available RAM, and that putting it on a different drive has certain advantages, which is why I've set it up the way I have.

/swap - 512+M (hda2)
/boot - 100M (hdb1)
/ - 2G (hdb2)
/home - 3G (hdb3)
/usr - 3G (hdb5)
/var - 1+G (hdb6)

Thanx!
Terje
 
Old 06-09-2004, 09:19 PM   #2
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Looks okay. But I think your / partition is waaay too big. You should put most of your applications in /usr (including /usr/local)

Mine looks like this,

Code:
Filesystem   1K-blocks   Mounted on
/dev/hda1       186663   /
/dev/hda5      5763616   /usr
/dev/hda6       964500   /var
/dev/hda7       474443   /tmp
/dev/hda8      3842376   /home
I have about 1GB of swap.

Regards,

rxc
 
Old 06-09-2004, 09:30 PM   #3
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i have a 2 gyg swap and 1 gyg for boot....yes i have quite a large boot...
balance in 39gig for /.....i did not make separate mount points for anything else...
runs quite well...
 
Old 06-09-2004, 09:55 PM   #4
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I agree to shrink / and enlarge /usr

You're boot partition is fine unless you plan on doing a lot of experimenting with compiling a bunch of kernels or getting the latest one all the time.
 
Old 06-09-2004, 10:34 PM   #5
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You're boot partition is fine unless you plan on doing a lot of experimenting with compiling a bunch of kernels or getting the latest one all the time.
100M for /boot is WAAAY more than enough. 32M should usually be the MAX with /boot. I've got about 10 kernels in my /boot and am only using up 12M, however I only need 9 of those and just havent cleaned it out lately.
 
Old 06-10-2004, 11:38 AM   #6
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Thanx for the suggestions. Your input is greatly appreciated!

I've pretty much decided to leave everything the way I had originally set it up, except that I'll be taking 1G from / and adding it to /usr. I think, if I understand the advice offered, that should do nicely.

Terje
 
Old 06-13-2004, 11:14 AM   #7
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How about the /tmp, any suggestion?
 
Old 06-13-2004, 01:28 PM   #8
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That's part of the reason I decided to leave / larger than some though necessary, because I left /tmp there instead of making a new partition for it. Seemed like a good idea at the time... <shrug>

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How about the /tmp, any suggestion?
 
  


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