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Old 08-27-2003, 04:44 PM   #1
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How should I partition my drive??

I have a 9.0 gig harddrive with mandrake linux on it. What is the best or recommended way to partion a drive of this size. I have 384 mb ram.
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It depends upon the computer's use.

# Linux filesystem structure
Directory Navigation Help File
Filesystems, Directories, and Devices Help File
Proper Filesystem Layout

For a home desktop/learning box, I recommend

/boot - 50 MB
swap - 512 mb
/ - 3.5 GB
/home - the rest of the drive

# Mandrake links
Mandrake home page
Mandrake Users website
Easy urpmi config for Mandrake
urpmi mini-HOWTO
Easy software management: Red Carpet
Maximum RPM
You didn't install the developmental packages? As root, command:
urpmi gcc
An Introduction to the Midnight Commander. You can install it by commanding:
urpmi mc
Midnight Commander home page

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