[ILUG] Is the disk usage really this low?
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Sat Dec 22 00:48:17 GMT 2007
Thanks for all the responses!
Unfortunately, or fortunately depending on how you look at it, I'm here
until 8 tomorrow morning and it's like a grave yard in here so I've time
to do some reading.
Thanks for the suggestions. I had actually planned to partition it with a
reasonably customized partition layout however the person who was reading
the screen for me really hadn't a clue so it was just easier to run with
the default layout.
At the time I couldn't even do a ssh installation. I'll certainly keep
the ideas in the notes for the next time around though.
I do have a quick question though.
Ok, the amount of space needed on the route partition is at maximum about
2GB. Boot is about 500MB. I'm a bit unsure though... How do you
evaluate how much space is needed for /var and /usr?
At the moment I see that /var is about 259MB, /home is 170MB and /usr is
Would it be safe to use a partitioning scheme like the following?
/home ..... the rest.
My only concern is that this partition layout doesn't leave much space for
expansion of the system or the services it provides.
Is the order that these partitions are created still something to keep in
When creating a boot partition I always choose ext2 as from what I gather,
it has less file checking capabilities however it is also more lightweight
and is a better choice than EXT3 for a partition that's this small. Is my
understanding of this wrong? If not, should all other partitions be
created using EXT3 or are there other file systems that would work better
for specific functions E.G. /var for logs.
If more file systems are used on a system won't more modules be loaded
into memory? Ok, the resources these modules use is probably very
insignificant however could the speed or potential benefit of using a
different file system be negated by loading a module to support it?
Sorry if I'm completely misunderstanding something.
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