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Old 07-20-2005, 12:03 PM   #1
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Im installing Suse 9.3

I have 1 36 GB 10,000 RPM SATA Drive, and 1 80 GB 7200 PATA Drive. I also have 1GB of RAM.
I was thinking about using the 80 G Drive as my home partition, and the 36 G Drive as my root partition and swap.
Is this an efficient setup?
Do i even need a swap with 1 GB of RAM?
Do i need a boot partition also?
If so what type should it be?
So many questions....
Old 07-20-2005, 12:31 PM   #2
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It doesn't sound so bad, what you are trying to do. In the manuals
they always recommend to create a swap as large as the memory.

My mount table looks like this:

rootfs on / type rootfs (rw)
/dev/root on / type ext3 (rw)
/proc on /proc type proc (rw,nodiratime)

none on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=4,mode=620)
/dev/hda1 on /mnt/hda1 type ntfs (ro,nosuid,nodev,umask=000,uid=1000,gid=100)
usbfs on /proc/bus/usb type usbfs (rw)

However, i don't have information about the rootfs, so you may have
a further look for this. And there is no boot partion configured. Which kernel
runs with suse 9.3?
Old 07-20-2005, 01:33 PM   #3
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I would not make a SWAP with that much memory, unless you are going to do REALLY heavy video editing. You're Setup is fine, The 36GB drive for Boot and Root, You would not need that much for the Boot, just 50MB or so, and the rest is ok for root. 80GB drive for /home is also fine. Overall Ok, but you do'nt need such a big /root partition, 15GB is more than enough for most people.
As you wish.


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