Basic Partitioning Guide?
andy at earthsong.free-online.co.uk
Mon Sep 10 06:54:27 UTC 2007
Michael Stanziano wrote:
> Greetings All,
> I'm about to do a full install of Ubuntu (Feisty) on a 100gig drive -
> the first time I've been able to devote a drive of this side to Ubuntu.
> So, I'm looking for some general advice for a partition scheme.
> Nothing to complicated, just want to be able to keep my user and
> application stuff safe if i want/need to do another reinstall of the
> OS later.
> Any advice will be appreciated -- thanks!
For what it's worth, I have the following partitioning scheme:
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda6 8.7G 4.6G 3.7G 56% /
/dev/mapper/sda3 21G 17G 2.5G 88% /local
/dev/mapper/sda1 6.9G 3.9G 3.0G 57% /media/sda1
/local contains all my user data and anything else I want to keep
between installs. This includes my home directory (/local/home, which is
symlinked from /home), but also various websites I'm working on
(/local/<sitename>), the contents of /usr/local (kept as /local/usr and
symlinked into the /usr tree).
The reason I do it like this is so I can have all the data I need to
keep between installs on the same partition, and still be able to access
things from sensible places on the filesystem.
For some uses, it might be worth thinking of adding a '/var' partition -
e.g. for servers.
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