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Re: Partitioning a Web Server

On Thu, 3 Apr 2003 15:10, Mark Constable wrote:
>  /dev/hda5  /      200Mb
>  /dev/hda6  /usr     1Gb
>  /dev/hda7  /var     4Gb
>  /dev/hda8  /home (the rest)
>  /dev/hda9  swap   200Mb
>  /dev/hda10+ (sizes extracted from /home)

Are those partition numbers in order of location on disk?

Most hard drives have the low cylinder numbers on the outside of the disk 
(which has slightly lower average seek times and much better bulk transfer 
rates).  You generally don't want the swap on the high cylinder numbers!

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