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Old 05-16-2004, 04:37 PM   #1
sunday2
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What is best way to partition you hard drive?


what that is my qestion it is a 40 GB harddrive
all for linux

i am geuss i should have 5 partitions
root
swap
usr
opt
home

if you know a better way feel free to add to this
 
Old 05-16-2004, 04:45 PM   #2
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what's the purpose of the whole system? (server, workstation, home, etc...)
swap has to be on different partition, so you can't choose :-(, for a home computer, the rest can be on 1 partition (if your disk says good bye, then it doesn't matter).
For security reasons you may create a partition that has no exec privileges, and put all the data on it, but I don't see advantage on putting the /root and /usr on a different partition.
 
Old 05-16-2004, 04:55 PM   #3
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You might want to check out this guide
 
Old 05-16-2004, 04:56 PM   #4
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Desktop run progarm home use
 
Old 05-16-2004, 05:24 PM   #5
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Desktop run progarm home use
I checked the guide mentioned by darin3200. It very good.
 
  


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