Adivce on Partitions
ylan.segal at gmail.com
Thu Jun 1 21:11:53 UTC 2006
Andy Anderson wrote:
> Ylan Segal wrote:
>> My current thinking is that I want to create one partition for /home,
>> one partition for my music files (/media ?), an appropriate swap
>> partition and the rest of the drive as /.
>> - Is my partitioning scheme rational? I just want to be able to
>> reinstall the system in the future without that much hassle.
> Other than that I *think* /media is a standard Ubuntu directory, your
> scheme sounds rational to me. However, since you mention that a low
> hassle reinstall is one of your goals, I'll share my approach.
As someone else pointed out, it is a standard directory, so I won't use it.
> Given sufficient disk space, here is how I partition my systems (yes,
> I keep WinXP around for when I want to use it):
Disk space I have, but that scheme is probably a little too much for me :)
> /dev/hda1 20 Gb ntfs /WinXP
> /dev/hda2 30 Gb fat32 /Common
> /dev/hda3 2 Gb ext3 /boot
> /dev/hda4 rest of drive in extended partition
> /dev/hda5 8 Gb ext3 /
> /dev/hda6 4 Gb ext3 /var
> /dev/hda7 8 Gb ext3 alternate / for later
> /dev/hda8 4 Gb ext3 alternate /var for later
> /dev/hda9 n Mb swap n=2*ram, but never more than 1536 Mb
> /dev/hda10 m Gb ext3 /home, where m=rest of the disk
> I'd probably use /music.
That is a good possibility too.
> Hope this helps.
It does, thank you.
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