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#1 2004-03-07 22:45:52

mavric
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From: B.C. Canada
Registered: 2004-01-03
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Your favourite partition scheme

I'm about to get rid of my windows partition, and solely use AL...

Which partitions should I create? How large do you recomend they be?
My hard drive is 20G

/boot
/swap
/home
/
???
Let me know what you use....

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#2 2004-03-07 23:04:27

dp
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From: Zürich, Switzerland
Registered: 2003-05-27
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Re: Your favourite partition scheme

mavric wrote:

I'm about to get rid of my windows partition, and solely use AL...

Which partitions should I create? How large do you recomend they be?
My hard drive is 20G

/boot
/swap
/home
/
???
Let me know what you use....

depends on what do you want to use in archlinux :-)

-> a /boot you do not need

-> swapspace should be enough big (my own suggestion: 1,5x your physical RAM-size)

-> if you want to use everything around and compile also some pkgs, i would suggest at least 8GB for / and the rest for /home

-> if you need more space for /home, you can go down to 5GB for / (knowing, that then you have limits installing stuff and compiling big pkgs)

-> if you want to use "minimalisic" installation (no kde, no gnome, no openoffice) then a / of 2GB is ok (but multimedia and other stuff, you have to racionalize)

-> you can always allow users to use /somefolder, but you cannot tell kde to install in /home/opt that easily :-)

i work with 8GB for / and 11GB for /home and 1GB for swapspace .. but:

...
/dev/ide/host0/bus /                 8106.1   7103.4   1002.6  88%  reiserfs
...

means for me: wow, that much free :-)

i have kde, gnome openoffice installed and also msoffice over wine also installed under /opt, and i build pkgs that can need harddiskspace of about 600-1000MB (e.g. kdelibs) while compiling and this way, it works ok


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#3 2004-03-07 23:25:26

im_ka
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Registered: 2004-03-07
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Re: Your favourite partition scheme

i got a 60gb hd, i prefer fluxbox to kde/gnome, only got the kdelibs installed from kde/gnome. using my pc for internet, multimedia, office

/ : 6 gb, reiser
/swap: 512mb (my physical ram x2)
/data : the rest (for audio/video files), reiser

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#4 2004-03-07 23:41:40

sarah31
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Re: Your favourite partition scheme

/
swap (which is about half my phsical ram because you rarely will use it so anything over matching your RAM size is a waste of hard drive space)
/home

currently i use ext3 because reiser has been completely unreliable for me.


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#5 2004-03-07 23:59:54

mavric
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From: B.C. Canada
Registered: 2004-01-03
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Re: Your favourite partition scheme

Thank-you for your advice!

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#6 2004-03-08 12:47:58

i3839
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Registered: 2004-02-04
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Re: Your favourite partition scheme

I use a 100 mb /mnt/boot partition, perhaps it's not needed, but I was glad to be able to boot after the filesystem corruption I had. Then again, small chance you get any corruption, I got it after playing with a very unstable cpu+mobo, unstable in the sense of "broken", not overclocking. If you only use the default kernels then it doesn't make sense of course.

A 128 mb swap, it's never used anyway, only for emergencies.

The rest /. Filesystems should be able to handle it, and you don't know what you are going to use beforehand, so splitting it up makes no sense imho.

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#7 2004-03-08 13:32:49

m33sb3w
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From: Villanova, PA, USA
Registered: 2004-03-02
Posts: 19

Re: Your favourite partition scheme

Desktop, 40GB drive:"

/boot 32MB ext2
/ 128MB reiserfs
/usr ~8GB reiserfs
/usr/local ~10GB reiserfs
/home 12GB reiserfs
/tmp ~5GB reiserfs
/var ~1.5GB reiserfs
swap three 512MB partitions (overkill, I know)

Notebook, 20GB drive:

/boot                 50MB ext2
/                       1GB reiserfs
/usr                   6GB reiserfs
/usr/local          4GB reiserfs
/home               6GB reiserfs
/tmp                  ~1GB reiserfs
/var                   ~1GB reiserfs
swap                 two 256MB partitions

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