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Re: Installation recommendation

Hi Ritesh!

On Tue, 05 Oct 2004, Ritesh Raj Sarraf wrote:

> Hi,
> 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
> I don't think having /tmp, /var etc on a laptop would be much
> beneficial. Also since Debian already has most softwares packaged
> /usr/local doesn't need be much big. And since I've a target to become a
> DD soon, whatever I install into /usr/local will some time soon go into
> /usr .
> I'll be using Maildir format for emails. So no /var tension. /home will
> do that.
> Is there anything else I should be concerned for installation on a
> laptop ? Any better suggestion ?

If your /var dir is not big enough you will have problems with
apt-get not having enough room to put downloaded packages.  If your
/tmp dir is not big enough you'll have problems downloading large
files such as ISO's.  The /tmp dir is where it is stored until the
download finishes and it is written to where you wanted it put.

You said nothing about your / partition.  This is where /tmp and /var
will be if you don't make them separate.

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