LinuxQuestions.org
Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General
User Name
Password
Linux - General This Linux forum is for general Linux questions and discussion.
If it is Linux Related and doesn't seem to fit in any other forum then this is the place.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 07-16-2003, 09:10 AM   #1
Chopstick
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
Red hat 8.0 partition questions


Hi

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
trickykid
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Jan 2001
Posts: 24,149

Rep: Reputation: 269Reputation: 269Reputation: 269
Minimum:

/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.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
two questions about red hat 9 micpat Red Hat 7 08-19-2005 05:05 PM
Red Hat Questions Spyiish Red Hat 5 08-19-2004 09:56 AM
Red hat 9 questions Oakstaff Linux - Newbie 3 11-07-2003 01:55 PM
Red Hat 9 Questions DataClast Linux - Distributions 11 04-16-2003 04:22 PM
Red Hat 7.3 and some RH 8.0 questions Vlad_M Linux - Distributions 2 11-03-2002 03:59 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:11 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration