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Old 01-20-2004, 03:21 AM   #1
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Partitioning scheme

I am now in my first of four classes for unix admin. I have to setup a partitioning scheme for a portable harddrive we will be using in class. I know the partitions needed, but i guess I want a better understanding of the partitions and what sizes are needed so I can have a pretty good scheme to use, like for example, where do log files go so i need alot of room for that, etc (I'm used to the install doing it for me, but I have to think like an sa now )

Now in my newbie thinking, should the / (root) area be the largest? I would also want to configure it as just a home workstation, but in the future would incorporate it to be a webserver and mailserver to keep in mind. I don't yet know the size of the hard drive (I find out Wednesday nite when I goto class). Here's what I was thinking initially....

/home 200mb
/tmp 200mb
/var 200mb
/ 4gb
swap what's left

and somewhere where i'm totally clueless we need to choose either ext2 or ext3 file system?

any advice is appreciated (I like links so I can read up and do my own work, I'm finding a few, but I guess I dont know what I'm really searching for)
Old 01-20-2004, 10:01 AM   #2
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You need more space in /home. / should be among the biggest, unless /usr is seperate. You should probably choose ext3.
Read more @ (specifically the partition-howto and filesytem howto).


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