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Old 12-31-2003, 08:14 AM   #1
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Slackware partitioning

I'm thinking of rebuilding and repartitioning my Slackware box. It has 2 disks, roughly the same size. Right now I have them installed and partitioned like this (don't ask why, I can't honestly remember )

/deh/hda1 = swap
/dev/hda2 = /
/dev/hdb1 = /usr/local
/dev/hdc = cdrom

I want to change this to allow for more efficient traffic and also because in practise I'm finding /dev/hda is 85% filled while /dev/hdb is barely used at all. My thoughts are to change to the following setup, where the two disks are not on the same cable and swap is moved to a relatively quiet disk with /home.

/dev/hda1 = swap
/dev/hda2 = /home
/dev/hdb = cdrom
/dev/hdc1 = /
/dec/hdc2 = /usr/local

Would this be a sensible way of doing things, or would it be better to have swap and / on the same disk again? Slackware installation recommends to have /usr/local on a seperate partition, why is that? I find I hardly have anything in there. Also, I've read in some HOWTO's that it would be wise to put fragmented stuff like /var on a seperate partition, I could put it on /dev/hda3... how much does having fragmented files like /var or /home on the same disk with / or /usr affect performance/stability?
Old 12-31-2003, 08:59 AM   #2
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Here is a thread on the same topic. I posted an answer there also.....along with like 20 other people.

Check it out...

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