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Old 01-24-2003, 10:59 PM   #1
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Linux Partition Suggestions

I'm installing RedHat 7.3 and I have two hard drives:
1. 40 GB
2. 30 GB

I'm hoping to use this mainly as a web server and a FTP server. I'm not expecting too much traffic nor will I have too many users.

So how do you guys suggest I divide up my space?

Old 01-24-2003, 11:43 PM   #2
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At first I thought you wrote that you had a 1.4GB disk and a 2.3GB disk :-)

Then I read more carefully. Whew, that's a lot of disk space for a low traffic server!

You don't have any restrictions as to how to divide this much space up. I suppose if I had two disks of those sizes, I'd boot from the 30GB and use the bigger drive for the web and FTP services. I wouldn't go hog wild on allocating all that space for the OS on the first drive though. I'd use around 8GB for the OS (maybe 1 GB for /, 5GB for /usr, and 2GB for /var).

Check out the Multi-Disk-HOWTO at

It might give you some ideas.
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Why don't you install RH 8.0 ?
Old 01-29-2003, 12:29 AM   #4
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Originally posted by markus1982
Why don't you install RH 8.0 ?
What's the difference? I've just gotten familar with 7.3 so...


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