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Old 07-16-2003, 09:10 AM   #1
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Red hat 8.0 partition questions


i'm new to Red hat and Linux in general. i want to make a dual boot, XP and Red hat 8.0. I know how to make the dual boot, but i need some help whit the Red hat partitions. I've got about 8gb for linux and i was hoping somebody could tell me how what sizes to use for the linux partitions.

i just want to use linux to get more femiliar with it. I've got 512MB RAM

Thanks in advance
Old 07-16-2003, 09:55 AM   #2
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/boot = 16 to 32 megs
swap = wouldn't go over 200 megs
/ = rest of drive

If you want to get technical and have separate /tmp and /var partitions.. and maybe a separate /home:

/boot = 16 to 32 megs
swap = wouldn't go over 200 megs
/ = 1 GB
/usr = 3 GB or so
/home = Several Gigs
/tmp = 1 GB
/var = 1 Gb

Or something along those lines to use up your 8 GB drive.

If you search the forums though, this is asked quite frequently.

Hope this helps.


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