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Old 01-30-2012, 07:09 AM   #1
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regardin /boot


hi all

i have installed linux
with following formate..

/boot 101MB
/ 246GB
Swap 50GB

for production use,plz can anyone tell me is the above configurations are correct?
And plz also guide me why we use this /boot?

sarah

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Old 01-30-2012, 07:17 AM   #2
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If the linux is installed for personal testing purpose then the configuration is fine

but for production I don't think you should end up with only three partitions.

You should at least create an additional partition for

/home ----> for users
/var ------> for log messages


and 50 GB swap size is more than enough. I prefer 5-6 GB is enough swap size as what matters is RAM and CPU as far as better performance is concerned as compared to swap memory.

go through this link.

http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/the-im...artitions.html

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Old 01-30-2012, 07:29 AM   #3
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what about /boot why need to use this?(/boot)?

actually my partitions were something like this.
/boot 101MB
/ ext3 246GB
Swap 50GB

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Old 01-30-2012, 07:40 AM   #4
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While installing your kernel files are stored in /boot.

Having your kernels on a separate partition will make rescuing a system that has crashed a whole lot easier. This means that booting the system and recovering the partitions can be attacked as two separate tasks. So, on a production server it is always better to create different partitions for different file systems.
 
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Swap 50GB
Uh, why?
 
Old 01-30-2012, 07:49 AM   #6
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/boot This is where your kernel images and boot loader configuration go. It is good to have this partition in case something goes wrong with the main partition / .
In many distros /boot is just a directory inside of the main partition / .

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Old 01-30-2012, 08:59 AM   #7
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thanks i was really afraid of /boot partitions because i gave just 101MB size.
now i am less afraid....thanks again
yes i created /u02 in different partion and even different hard drive and for file system i am have different hdd.
and u02 drive we will use for backup and for archive_logs.

sarah

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