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Partition & Size

Posted on 2000-05-03
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I have no time to read the doc.
Which partitions I need ?
/usr
/
swap ???
How many percent of hard drive for each partitions?

Thanks for all of your comments.
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by:forza
ID: 2772561
I would recommend this:

/boot 10-20M
/ ~300M
/usr - here goes your programs etc, so make it as large as possible...

swap approx. the size of your physical memory.

This should give you enough space for almost everything

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by:us111
ID: 2772582
I prefer to reject the answer in order to leave the question opened.
But if your answer is good I will grade it
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by:us111
ID: 2772587
post again your answer as a comment
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by:forza
ID: 2772609
I would recommend this:

/boot 10-20M
/ ~300M
/usr - here goes your programs etc, so make it as large as possible...

swap approx. the size of your physical memory.

This should give you enough space for almost everything
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by:witty
ID: 2773020
forza's values are ok,
but I would prefer double the size of your RAM as "/swap", if you memory is less than 256MB!!

If you have many users on your box, then you will need a large "/home", too!

and if you are alone on your machine - and you don't need any security, then you can join your "/" and "/boot"!

Michael
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by:forza
ID: 2773251
Sorry, witty is right, I have twice the size of my RAM as /swap, 256MB as my RAM is 128MB.
And remember, you can always add temporary swap files later if you some time need to do some heavy memory consuming operations.
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by:us111
ID: 2780074
All of your comment are acceptable.
I will ask another question: how about /opt or /var

After that the winner will be witty or forza ?

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by:witty
ID: 2780089
This depends on what you want to do with the server.
You didn't tell us what the server is for!

michael
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by:us111
ID: 2780104
web
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by:forza
ID: 2780146
If it's a big multiuser system /var should be about 100MB and maybe you should consider giving /var/mail its own partition.
On a big server /opt could be 5-20MB.
But if you want, you can get away with just one large /usr partition...

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forza earned 150 total points
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If it's a big multiuser system /var should be about 100MB and maybe you should consider giving /var/mail its own partition.
On a big server /opt could be 5-20MB.
But if you want, you can get away with just one large /usr partition...

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by:witty
ID: 2786048
.. for use as I web server I indeed would link /opt to /usr/local and I wouldn't make an extra partition!!!

michael
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by:us111
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sorry witty.
maybe next time
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