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Old 03-06-2004, 03:04 AM   #1
jpr9898
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Disk partioning - web server


Hello people,

Looking for advice on partitioning.

I have a 200 MHz Pentium MMX with 64 Meg of memory, and a 30 gig hard disk. I have successfully installed Slackware, and had it running using the kde environment. Not too bad, about the same performance as when it was running windows 2000. My eventual plan is to run it as an apache web server for our family photo album (hidden agenda is to gain experience with Linux, so I don't mind re-installing as necessary).

I just discovered a 1.7 gig hard disk that I had removed a number of years ago, and want to install it to improve performance. Was reading on a site that configuring a swap partition on a second drive would improve swap performance.

My question is: What would you recommend as a partitioning scheme given the above hardware configuration and the machine will eventually run only apache? (X will be installed, but not started unless I am doing some work on it - I expect that this machine will mostly handle an EXTREMELY light web server role.)

Thanks

Jack

Note: this is a follow up from an earlier thread that I started - "Linux and Apache on a low end machine" - Still working on it - making progress!
 
Old 03-06-2004, 03:55 AM   #2
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I have also 2 disks on my PC.
I installed the /swap partition on one disk while the rest is installed on the other one. These disks are not physically on the same 'cable' (master - slave).
I decided by 'myself' and I am unfortunately not sure it is the best configuration.
Anyway if this triggers points for discussion .... you are welcome.
Regards,
Vincent
 
Old 03-06-2004, 04:20 AM   #3
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Thanks Vincent,

This helps. This is exactly what I was thinking of doing for the /swap partition, but I was not sure if it would work. One of the articles I read suggested that there be at least one /swap partition on boot disk.

I have the same master/slave setup that you do, but I may be moving the second disk to its own channel. (got the cd-rom there now)

I am very interested in peoples ideas on how best to partition a system based on what the application will be.

For instance, for my web server application I was thinking of the following:
On the main drive:
/ - 4GB
/home - 8GB
/usr - 2 GB
/WWW - 16GB

On the small drive
/swap - 1GB
/tmp -700MB

Comments r welcome

Thanks

Jack
 
  


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