Re: Installation recommendation
Incoming from Ritesh Raj Sarraf:
> I've just purchased a laptop and will install debian onto it. I just
> wanted your generous suggestions regarding installation.
> I am planning to use the following partition structure:
> /boot -- 150mb
> /home -- 10GB
> /usr -- 15GB
> /usr/local -- 5GB
My /boot has 6.1 Mb used. Personally, I think /boot as a separate ptn
is unnecessary, but it is nice to not have to mount it at all (defence
> I don't think having /tmp, /var etc on a laptop would be much
When you do "apt-get upgrade", the packages are downloaded to
/var/cache/apt/archives. If there isn't enough space there, you'll
have to do something creative (ln -s /var/cache/apt/archives
Others insist a separate /tmp is a good security measure or system
management feature. I don't know, but they're probably correct.
I would suggest the following:
/ 200 Mb
/usr as much as you can spare
/var 1 Gb (that's possibly excessive)
/home whatever's left over (mine's 1 Gb, 300 Mb used)
/opt [if you use that sort of thing] 500 Mb?
/scratch useful for the "ln -s ..." trick above
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