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Old 03-23-2006, 01:23 AM   #1
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Partition size depends upon what ?


hi,

when we are going to install RHEL then we have to assign the size of '/' (slash), /boot, /usr, /tmp, /home, /var , ....

i would like to know that actually this size specification depends on what ?

thanks.

tofee.
 
Old 03-23-2006, 01:28 AM   #2
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Check out here
http://www.pathname.com/fhs/pub/fhs-2.3.html
Then decide how much space you will need. It will be entirely dependent on what you intend to do with your computer. For mail servers, /var will need to be large enough. For home systems, /home will get a lot of use. etc...
 
Old 03-23-2006, 01:56 AM   #3
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Actually, to install a Linux distro, you dont need ANY of that.....
All you need is two partitions:
~1GB or so for swap
10GB or more for everything else (mounted simply as / )

KISS---Keep It Simple Sxxxxx**

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