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Old 06-26-2006, 09:36 AM   #1
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Partitioning scheme for software devel workstation/desktop


I own only one computer. I am a hobbyist computer programmer. Because of this, I have to use my computer both for desktop purpoises and software development.

Recently, I've decided to try Fedora Core as my Operating System. I hope I won't be disappointed. [Ulrich Drepper and Alan Cox work for Red Hat though, don't they ? heh]

As I'm new to Fedora, I'm unsure about partition sizes. There are the partitions I create regardless the distribution I'm using: /, /home, /usr, /var, /tmp, SWAP. I have 512 MB of RAM so I usually set the SWAP partition to 1 GB. I usually set the / partition to 300 MB.

Here's a df -h output on my current system [Gentoo Linux]

Code:
$ df -h
Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda5             377M  112M  266M  30% /
udev                  253M  144K  252M   1% /dev
/dev/hda7             3.4G  2.1G  1.4G  60% /usr
/dev/hda8             1.5G  183M  1.3G  13% /var
/dev/hda9             620M   37M  583M   6% /tmp
/dev/hda10            139G  532M  138G   1% /home
shm                   253M     0  253M   0% /dev/shm
Of course, Gentoo uses Portage which takes a lot of space from /usr:

Code:
$ cd /usr/portage && du -sh
1.1G    .
However, atm I'm running XFCE and I'm planning to move to Gnome with Fedora Core.

So, can anyone recommend some sizes for /usr, /var and /tmp ? [/home will be "rest of unpartitioned space] ?

Some 'df -h' outputs along side with some explanations about the box they're ran on would also help greatly.
 
Old 06-26-2006, 11:34 AM   #2
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Why donít you set up LVM? That makes selecting partition sizes irrelevant.

LVM HowTo: http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/Linux/doc...LVM-HOWTO.html

The Anaconda installer handles the LVM setup very well, although I suggest you select more useful names for the volume groups and logical volumes.
 
  


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