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Old 03-07-2005, 08:52 AM   #1
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partitioning woes

Hello all
My PC has 256 MB RAM and hda=40 GB
& hdb=8 GB. On hdb, I want to create 3
partitions: swap, home & root.

Please tell me what amount of diskspace
I should ideally allot to each partition.
Also tell me which one should be hdb1, hdb2,
hdb3 etc. Is this renaming of partitions
random or significant in some way?
How do I save/transfer files to HOME partition?

Thanking you

Take care
Cool Blue
Old 03-07-2005, 09:35 AM   #2
Registered: Apr 2003
Location: Bangalore,India
Distribution: FC2, RHES, RH9, FC3, FC1, Slackware 3.0
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swap is usually 2*RAM.
home is upto you. as most of the stuff occupying here will be your data.
/usr = 3.5GB of 5.3GB used (includes sources of lot of things.)
/root = 200MB used
/var = 200MB used.
if you dont have separate partitions for these add up and allocate around 1.5 times these and should be sufficient.
(Actually i have only root and swap as a physical partition - all the rest comes from a volume manager which has been given 30GB )
about the last sentence do you mean to move data from current $HOME to the new one?
mount the current home under some other directory
mount the new home under /home
copy the data
and make changes to /etc/fstab.


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