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Re: Setup w/large hard drives



On Sat, 9 May 1998, Pete Harlan wrote:

> >    Could someone give me a tutorial on how one should deal with large
> > hard drives with Linux?  I could've sworn I was on the right track
> 
> Someone please correct me if I'm wrong, but I think that you can do
> the following, if you don't want to split your disk up into more
> partitions than necessary:
> 
> Device     Filesystem  Size  Mountpoint   Contains
> -----------------------------------------------------
> /dev/sda1  ext2        5mb   /kernels     kernels only
> /dev/sda2  ext2        8gb   /            Everything
> /dev/sda3  swap        100mb none         Swap space
[cut]

I have a similar setup with my IDE drive.  I would suggest just making the
"/boot" directory the mount point for the small initial partition.  (I
needed this to get around the BIOS limitations to use LILO).  Here's my
setup:

/dev/hdb2       /               ext2    defaults        0       1
/dev/hdb1       /boot           ext2    defaults        0       2
/dev/hdb3       none            swap    sw              0       0

red:/etc$ df
Filesystem         1024-blocks  Used Available Capacity Mounted on
/dev/hdb2            1493162 1336422   110443     92%   /
/dev/hdb1               4358    2048     2310     47%   /boot


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