Re: history (Was Re: Corel/Debian Linux Installer)
Dale Scheetz writes:
> [...] here's my plan:
> 50 - 100 Meg Root partition
> 100 Meg Swap partition
> .5 - 1 Gig User partition
> 200 Meg Home partition
> 100 Meg Var partition
I'm usually creating a separate partition for /boot, since this should
make the transition to a journaled filesystem easier. It's also useful
if the BIOS can't handle large disks.
The installer (or the manual) should also point out that commercial
applications may require an /opt partition.
> Link /tmp to /var/tmp and the system is complete, and should
> have enough disk space for installing almost any/all packages.
What happens if /var can't be mounted?
Wouldn't it be better to create an extra partition for /tmp with 20 or
30 MBytes? If /tmp can't be mounted, the system will still be able to
use the mount point on the root filesystem.