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Old 05-29-2002, 07:52 PM   #1
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Partitions for SuSE 8 Newbie Problem

I have a 18Gb drive to partition for SuSE 8.. I will use Partition Magic. How should I split it up into partitions
that will be good for installing SuSE 8. Could somebody e-mail me a copy of there $ df -h so I can see how much to allow for each partition.
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Old 05-29-2002, 07:59 PM   #2
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as a normal user i have mu partitons set as 6 gega for /

and 500 mega for swap and that is very enough
Old 05-30-2002, 04:52 AM   #3
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There are about as many different ways of partitioning as there are Linux users. My 15GB HD looks something like

50 MB /boot
5 GB win98
4.5 GB /
500 MB swap
4.5 GB /home

with /, swap, and /home in an extended partion, and /boot and windoze in primary partitions. I like to keep /home and / separate so that if some program goes wild on home it can't overwrite my system files. The separate /boot partition is a holdover from a year-long battle to get Linux to multiboot with Win98 without using a boot floppy. Modern BIOS (set to use LBA) shouldn't need it. Rule of thumb for swap = 2 x your memory, unless you have LOTS of memory (I have 512MB), in which case you won't use your swap so much anyway.

More info in Partitoning HOWTO.



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