Partitioning HD strategy
I am about ready to install Debian, and I am trying to decide how to
partition my HD. I have 1 gig and I am thinking of something like
C: 100 FAT
NT 1 80 NTFS
/ 16 ext2
SWAP 64 ext2/FAT (shared between NT & Linux)
/usr 200 ext2
/usr/local 200 ext2
/home 100 ext2
/var 50 ext2
NT 2 120 NTFS
GAMES: 100 FAT
I have the following questions for you:
Does this seem reasonable to you?
Should I make /tmp separate?
Is 16 meg really sufficient for / with /tmp on it?
Where should Swap be for optimal performance in Linux (NT seems to be
able to handle swapping very well regardless, so it shouldn't matter
Should I make /var smaller (I want to have a very small newsfeed on it
Is /usr too small/large? Is there a lot of software refusing to
install anywhere but /usr? Basically, how should I split space
between /usr and /usr/local/?
Thank you in advance
PS I think it will be easier for me to d/l Debian from NT (than after
installing basic system), however since normal Linux kernel does not
support NTFS (and I will need gcc to add alpha NTFS driver to it, and
I won't have gcc on those 5 disks :-) I will have to put d/l on fat
partitions, meaning 8.3 filenames. Will these "cut" filenames
matter in any way during installation?
PPS If you are wondering why I don't have Linux on my HD right now to
d/l stuff onto ext2 filesystems -- NT killed the entire HD during