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Old 02-01-2003, 01:54 AM   #1
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Partition Sizes (Debian GNU/Linux)

I Have a HD with 4.0GB (4017MB) and 24MB RAM and I was wondering if this was the best way to partition my HD.

/boot 17MB
/ 3852MB
/swap 48MB

What I have entered here is probably a little vague but I am in a hurry.. any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Looks fine to me. Depending on what you will be using the box for, I might give a slightly bit more swap, maybe a full 64MB.

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sorry.. i probably should have mentioned the use.. it would just be a normal desktop computer..
Old 02-01-2003, 04:45 AM   #4
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If you only have 24megs ram then 48 for swap is fine. You'll hate it if the system ever needs to use all 48 megs of swap let alone if it needs 64

Then again, with a 4g drive, you won't miss the extra few megs on root if you use a bigger swap partition.

And last but not least, RAM is cheap, especially if you look at places like eBay for RAM that works with your older system, you could end up paying more to get the RAM shipped to you than to win the auction.


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