[ubuntu-ca] Partitions

Dave Sullivan dave at dave-sullivan.com
Wed Jan 17 14:52:43 UTC 2007


On Wednesday 17 January 2007 08:30, Jim Little wrote:
> Quoting Dave Sullivan:
> > * Create a 60-70GB partition for /home
> > * Create a 30-40GB partition for /
>
> 30 Gigs for / is a bit of a waste, 10 would be plenty, even if you install
> all the kernel sources and more than one desktop environment (assuming you
> are keeping all your user files in a separate partition).

Actually, you're right. The reason I've got such a large / partition is 
usually because I store VMware files in /opt, which take up quite a bit of 
space.

>
> > * Create a swap parition (typically 1.5 * your RAM, so if you had 512MB
> > RAM, you'd create a 768MB swap partition)
> >
> > Some people go even further and create separate partitions
> > for /boot, /tmp, /var, etc. but this requires an understanding of what
> > purpose these directories serve.
>
> If you have an older BIOS with problems recognizing the size of large hard
> drives you might need a small (ie. 100 _Megs_) /boot partition as your
> first partition.
>
>
> Jim

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