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Old 03-12-2004, 09:37 PM   #1
Thaidog
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Question Looking for a good partitioning scheme


I need a good manual partitioning scheme. I say manual bc I plan on installing SuSE 9.0 Pro and using the custom partitioner to encrypt my home directory. So basically I need to know what directories other than home to manually partition (besides swap of course) on a 9gig HD. I'm looking for a answer that will give a good *relative* sizes per partition and which directories should be manually partitioned. I know that If I just make a flat root partition installation will take care of the other directories, but I'd rather do it manually! (So I'm basically looking for suggestions)

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Old 03-12-2004, 10:13 PM   #2
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My setup:

68% /
25% /home
5% /var (package caches are there)
5% swap

You usually only want to do a /home, / , and swap. It all depends on what YOU want to do. If you store a lot of movies, music, and other big files, you'll want a big home dir. I only store some music, so I don't need that big of one.
 
Old 03-12-2004, 11:01 PM   #3
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Look at this scheme:

Partition Mount point Size
/dev/hda1 /boot (15 megs)
/dev/hda2 windows 98 partition (2 gigs)
/dev/hda3 extended (N/A)
/dev/hda5 swap space (64 megs)
/dev/hda6 /tmp (50 megs)
/dev/hda7 / (150 megs)
/dev/hda8 /usr (1.5 gigs)
/dev/hda9 /home (rest of drive)

This guy has allocated most of the drive to the /home instead of the majority being the / .... is this ok?
 
  


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