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Old 11-10-2003, 10:17 AM   #1
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Question slack9.1-install/partition sizes on 120 gb ?

Hi !

LQ seems to have nice and friendly forums, thats why I bother you with my newbie question .

I have searched different forums for an (good) answer but all I have come to find is partitions sizes for small disks.

"Over time you will learn a partitioning scheme that suits your system."

From Slackware "book".

Well, I want a "decent" setup of partitions sizes for my first slack install (used mandrake before).

Some info that I have come to remember: I have 512RAM in my box, so the recommend is 512>1024 for swap, and I have also read that some users have /var partitions (seems to mixed thoughts about that), seems to be a good idea...

Thanks in advance !
Old 11-10-2003, 11:01 AM   #2
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Well actually,

For your system I would probably forego
any kind of swap partition. If you need
virtual memory later you can create a
swap file.

Partitioning schemes are more important
if you are planning on running a multi-user
server. If it is just you and maybe a couple
of friends using your computer I reccomend
2 partitions. 1 partition ext2 of 128MB that
mounts on /boot. You should not have this
set to be mounted automatically and should
only be used to store your kernel and boot
loader settings. The rest of your system
can go on the other partition using a journalling
filesystem like ext3 or ReiserFS.

Last edited by LogicG8; 11-10-2003 at 11:03 AM.
Old 11-10-2003, 11:12 AM   #3
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Well swap partitions are better than swap files. If you decide to make one, it shouldn't be more than ~500mb. You have a lot of ram anyways, so you may not need it at all like logicg8 said.


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