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Old 02-20-2006, 06:57 AM   #1
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Question Recommended Fstab setup for Novell suse10 ?

Over the past few weeks I have been experimenting with different distros i.e freebsd, fedora, suse etc. And I have finally decided to stick with Novel SUSE 10. My question is what do you recommend as a stable fstab setup for suse 10? i have a pata 160gb drive. I have seen how freebsd lays out its fstab, and it appears to be very different to other distros, (i know its not linux) but it did get me re-thinking about how to layout my fstab properly instead of a quick and easy setup and im now im back at square one again with what is the best way of setting up fstab for linux?
I noticed in suse it only allows four primary partitions, so I couldnt try and copy how freebsd did its layout. Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 02-20-2006, 08:03 AM   #2
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Its not so much the fstab setup but the partition layout you choose before you install (the fstab file is automatically created based on the partitioning scheme).

But for a basic home PC you can't go wrong with

\ - root partition
\home - Partition for users data files
\swap - Rule of thumb is that the size is the same as the amount of ram you have (or is that twice as much?)

Putting \home on a separate partiton means you can reinstall your os without losing user settings.

Although i suppose it dependes whether your duel-booting with windows as you might then want to set up a FAT32 partition to enable file sharing between OSs.

Also you might be only able to setup 4 primary partitions but you can have more extended partitions.

You need to have a good search on Google for recommendations on partitioning.
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Have you read the Linux Partitioning HOWTO?


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