Re: partioning, ssh, rawrite w/ a Mac
On Mon, Mar 05, 2001 at 12:01:24PM -0600, dmeiser wrote:
> I am going to attempt to install Debian on a 100 Mhz Pentium I
> with a 1 Gig HD, and was wondering what would be a good partion
> system would be. I'm not quite sure.
depending on your deadlines & so forth, i'd do this:
/swap = ramsize
/ whatever's left
install, tinker, uninstall, install, configure, install,
frob, uninstall, tweak, munge, install, add, remove,
reconfigure, add, tinker, edit, massage, frob ...
once it does what you want, the way you want it, then:
pick which partitions you want, from below:
... and allocate their slices in proportion to their disk
usage (so when you reinstall after a repartition, they should
all have about the same PERCENTAGE empty).
dpkg --get-selections '*' > /floppy/myDebianSelection
- /usr and /var should get the lion's share, with plenty of
air. (a 1gb disk? you'd better not expect to get too far
with X or KDM or Gnome...)
- /boot can be tiny, and is optional
- if you expect lots of traffic on /home, give it its own slice
so when it gets full the rest of your system won't suffocate
- /var is quite busy and can grow even with "apt-get install
- /usr/local is where your self-installed (not via apt-get)
stuff should go; nice to have a separate partition for
easier linking with other systems (say, if you have potato
and slink both bootable on your machine).
reboot from cd (whatever) and reinit the hd, repartition as
decided from 3 above, and reinstall only base base stuff.
dselect -> install apt-setup
apt-setup -> however you like
dpkg --set-selections < /floppy/myDebianSelection
apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade
remember what upgrading was like on windows (or the mac)
and smile for three days straight...
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