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Old 07-01-2010, 04:02 PM   #1
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Partitioning Slackware

Hi folks!
I registered yesterday and I am happy to be a member of LQ.
I used Mandriva before and everything was easy but now I'm starting with Slackware (and I'm loving it!).
There goes my first question:
I will install Slackware 13.1 on my desktop in 50 GB of disk space but I'm not sure about the proper size for the partitions "/" and "/ usr / local". I want to use most of the space for "/ home" partition, so I can keep my data when I upgrade to a newer version (right?) :P
Thatīs it.
Could someone give me a good idea?
Thanks everybody! Brazillian greetings!!! [<o>]
Old 07-01-2010, 04:09 PM   #2
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Bom dia, welcome to LQ!

Size of / and /usr/local will for the most part depend on
how much you are going to install, and whether you're going
to partition off /var & /tmp as well.

With a plain desktop set-up you may get away with a split
of / 10GB and /home (the rest), but your mileage may vary.

Old 07-01-2010, 05:03 PM   #3
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Welcome to LQ.

A full install of slackware will put around 6.5 - 7 GB of stuff in /usr and about 512M of stuff in /. You probably want to allow some extra for growth and adding new software though.

The rest is really down to personal preference and will depend on how you intend to use the space.

If all you want is a '/' and '/home' then a 16GB '/' is probably not a bad number. As tinkster said, you'd probably get away with 10GB, but you might start to find it gets a bit tight.

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Old 07-01-2010, 10:13 PM   #4
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My suggestion, based on my usages and experience;
{/ (root)} -- 11-13GB
{/tmp} -- optional, useful for copying DVDs, make / bigger if not used -- 4.6GB
{swap} -- 2xRAM

NOTE: I calculate swap as 2X RAM, leave it as either trailing or leading /home and use the rest as my /home partition.
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Thank you so much, guys!


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