In gentoo, i had relatively large /etc and /opt partitions because gentoo seemed to like to put stuff there.
Does pacman install to certain places more than others. Does anyone have a recommended partitioning setup suitable to where arch tends to bloat? I have 20gB to work with. Was thinkingL
Please avoid the /, /boot, and /swap answers, thanks.
You don't need a seperate partition for /etc. My /etc is only 5MB. Here's my setup:
/dev/hda5 471M 112M 335M 26% / /dev/hda6 5.5G 2.9G 2.4G 55% /usr /dev/hda7 2.8G 2.3G 353M 87% /var /dev/hda8 19G 8.4G 9.1G 48% /home /dev/hda11 28G 25G 1.8G 94% /mnt/music /dev/hda12 6.0G 1.8G 3.9G 32% /opt
My /var is relatively big because it's there that pacman download the packages and I like to keep a copy in case I need to reinstall something. The /opt partition is there because I made my / partition too small. Several packages go in /opt: kde, gnome, xfce4, mozilla stuff, OO, etc.
Thank you very much for the succinct and direct response.