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Old 07-07-2003, 11:21 PM   #1
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question about partions for red hat 7

hi , got a probem with my red hat 7

got myself a new 40gb harddrive to put red hat 7 on , installed successfully no problems there , partioned it , defraged etc seems fine to me i hope

put in my rh7 cd rom get to some prompts then i go to disk druid and i enter in my allocations for partions like /.home , /.swap , /. , /.boot etc and i do that and i get this i need to do a swap file directory something like that , i dont get as i had did that and sometimes says to me i havnet done a root file either again i have , then sometimes i go to make a partion and says i havent got enough room , so confused and frustrated , got a hell of alot to learn

thx in advance .
Old 07-07-2003, 11:50 PM   #2
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When you set up the partitions, did it look like the picture here:
Manually Partitioning Your System

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Old 07-07-2003, 11:53 PM   #3
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thx for that link

hey thx for that link i will check it out and if need be get back to ya

cheers really appreciate
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When u say u entered in ur partition names, did u actually type /.home etc as a mount point, or did u use /home etc.

Sizes of partitions id recommend for something that size, would be:

swap - the same or double the size of the amount of ram in your machine. eg i have 512mb in each of my machines and i use 1gb of disk space for swap.

/boot - 200mb
/ - 500mb
/var - 1gb - 2gb
/home - 10gb - 15gb
/usr - whatevers left

Also place the partitions in a specific order. The order i use is:


I did this after reading an article on access times and how to improve access times, by placing the partitions you use most often near the start of the drive.


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