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Old 05-13-2005, 09:09 AM   #16
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This thread is swinging toward a Microsoft mind set and Linux just doesn't work that way, it was built from the ground up with security and networking in mind (developed by lovers of the OS on the internet, so it had to be designed that way as it was designed as a minix workalike).

I just let /bin and /sbin stay on / as they are so tiny.

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du -sh /bin
du -sh /sbin

A worst case re-installation or distro change is too quick and easy, so I can't see any point in making separate partitions just for the binaries. Every partition requires some overhead space as well, so the disk ends up with more usable space with fewer partitions.

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Old 05-13-2005, 11:39 AM   #17
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I plan on installing Maya on this computer. I'm going to need a lot of room for my animation renderings. This is why I want to make one big partition for the /home stuff. The other person who uses this computer will only use it for checking e-mail, so they really won't need that much room for programs, and I don't plan on installing that many programs in Linux. My harddrive is 120gigs total. I want to give 1/2 to Linux, and 1/2 to Windows. I'm going to use Windows for mostly gaming and some video editing, and Linux for animation and internetting.

/ (10 gig)
/home (59gig)
/boot (50mb)
/swap (512mb)

I highly doubt I'm going to need more than 10gigs for programs, but I am sure I'm going to need about 60gigs for my renderings.
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Thank you all so much again for your help. I don't think I would have made it this far without you guys/gals. Woot!


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