FW: HD Partition
Make `df /usr', `df /home', `df /var',... in your current installation,
and that will give you an idea of the percentage space you need for each
one. For directories which include others, like "/", you can do `df'
and substract the rest.
The dir "/root" should remain in "/", no need to make a separate
partition. The same goes for "/etc".
Here goes my partition table with a disk free command:
Filesystem 1024-blocks Used Available Capacity Mounted on
/dev/hda3 77764 13554 60194 18% /
/dev/hda5 1088223 295307 736691 29% /usr
/dev/hda6 295474 137781 142433 49% /usr/doc
/dev/hda7 295474 56408 223806 20% /usr/X11R6
/dev/hda8 349910 27323 304516 8% /home
/dev/hda9 194405 100293 84073 54% /home/alt
/dev/hda10 691980 512 655725 0% /usr/local
/dev/hda11 272145 24120 233970 9% /var
/dev/hdc12 198060 108 187724 0% /tmp
/dev/hdc10 991000 116928 822879 12% /opt
Notice that the percentages are used space. /home/alt is a directory
which I created to keep varios things. /opt is used to install big
(huge) programs not from the distribution. /usr/local is for programs
not from the distro. I gave some space to /tmp so that I could
uncompress big-big files in it temporarily, so it will be empty most of
the time; you can make /var/tmp a symlink to /tmp.
The first, second, and third partitions are native, you'll have to
create extended partitions from the fourth partition.
As for the swap partition, yes, you do need one. I've got two, a 128MB
and a 64MB.
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