[ILUG] Partition Sizes
gavin at fiachra.ucd.ie
Thu Nov 29 11:00:38 GMT 2001
On Thu, 29 Nov 2001, Adrian Flynn wrote:
> 40Gb hard disk,
> single Windows2000 partition.
> install Linux (SuSE Linux 7.2)
> dual bootable.
> NT(2k) Boot loader
> LILO (v21.6) on the Linux partition.
sounds reasonable. google "bootpart" might be useful (you prob know this).
> What would you advise on partition sizes and locations?
What is the use of the machine?
* Personal Workstation?
* Mission Critical?
* Web server -> just personal or a big one
* Mail Server -> ditto
* user login -> how many users?
I guess given the fact that it's dual booting it must be a personal
machine and not mission critical or a server of import. In which case,
allocate a certain amount to linux and win2k first. Then break up win2k
whatever way you want and break up linux into say
500MB -> /
at least 2048MB -> /usr
at least 1024MB -> /var
the rest -> /home
maybe a separate /usr/local
It very much depends. If you're going to run a database program, web
server, mail server or several others you might need a big /var partition.
Probably not though. If you're going to do a (rather inadvisable) "yeah
install everything" then /usr is going to be filled up and need more like
8GB. My debian system at home installed into <600MB total including almost
all of the programs I needed (mplayer, xmms, X, gnome, compilers, etc).
A shared fat32 partition is often useful too if win2k is on NTFS.
Something which will be available read-write from both sides.
This is very much IMHO and may well be considered totally wrong by others.
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