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Re: Partitioning for a Hurd install

Hi all, so after much procrastination I'm starting to actually create the VM for Debian GNU/Hurd. As I was reading the replies in this thread, I realized that no one replied to my question about how to partition for Hurd (or perhaps I never made that question clear enough!). So, there are two issues: how big should the virtual disk be, and when installing hurd, how should I partition the virtual disk. I was thinking of having the disk be 30GB with a 5GB swap and the rest be partitioned as /. At this point in the Hurd devel, would it make sense to split /, /home, and /usr?


God bless

David Hiran Watson
e: hiranwatson@gmail.com

On 17 February 2011 11:06, Samuel Thibault <sthibault@debian.org> wrote:
olafBuddenhagen@gmx.net, le Thu 17 Feb 2011 15:40:32 +0100, a écrit :
> On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 07:02:29PM -0000, moss@mythic-beasts.com wrote:
> > As you are putting the Hurd in VirtualBox then I'd suggest accepting
> > the defaults for Linux (other) and either no swap partition or at most
> > 0.5GB. You can always increase the memory if you need it and the
> > virtual hard disk will expand up to 8Gb which should be plenty.
> That's wrong. Gnumach can only deal with some 768 MiB or so of physical
> memory

That's wrong :) I've patched it to accept 1.5GiB or so. But yes, swap is
highly recommended.


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