Re: NO! (Was: Re: Corel/Debian Linux Installer)
On Mon, Aug 16, 1999 at 02:31:49PM -0700, Jonathan Walther wrote:
> No, no, NO! What you show is better than what your typical linux newbie
> chooses (ie, one huge / partition), but the correct way, as has been found
> over 20 years of experience, is this:
> / -- 60M is traditional. To be safe, 128M, drives are big enough.
Agreed. I use 100 - that is normally enough.
> swap -- double your ram. I just give it 128M no matter what.
Well, at some levels, it reaches ridiculous figures. My current machine
has 512MB swap and I think I overdid. My rule of thumb is 2*RAM up to 64M,
1.5*RAM up to 128M and =RAM thereafter.
> /var -- 128M. If you run INN, it should have its own separate partition.
It is here that I disagree with you most strongly. With IMAP and POP3 (Keep
mail on server options), and with any more than 2 users, 128MB is not
enough. Under Debian, it is even worse than not enough - I can leave you
with mail down. 256MB is the very least for a 5 user system. You can
live pretty well with 1G for up to 50 users. I now regularly make it
2G for all my clients except one, who has 3G. This, of course, goes for
the primary mail server.
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