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Re: size of partitions worries me

On Tue, May 22, 2007 at 02:41:58PM -0700, Dino Vliet wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I've managed to install debian etch on my amd64 system
> which I dualboot with FreeBSD. I installed it on a
> 57GB partition.
> I've chosen to let the installer recommend the
> partitions and their sizes and the result is:
> Bestandssysteem       Grtte Gebr Besch Geb%
> Aangekoppeld op
> /dev/sda2             259M  120M  126M  49% /
> tmpfs                 1,5G     0  1,5G   0%
> /lib/init/rw
> udev                   10M  100K   10M   1% /dev
> tmpfs                 1,5G     0  1,5G   0% /dev/shm
> /dev/sda9              41G  223M   39G   1% /home
> /dev/sda8             373M   11M  343M   3% /tmp
> /dev/sda5             4,6G  1,7G  2,7G  39% /usr
> /dev/sda6             2,8G  836M  1,8G  32% /var
> Epecially the size of the / partition worries me
> because I had the experience that in another os
> (ubuntu breezer) it filled up quickly.

I was going to say that I don't see a problem here, but then I
reviewed my partitions. I'm using 300M on my / partition. I have /tmp,
/usr, /var and /home all seperate as above. My system has been running
this configuration for a couple years now with no problem. So, I think
its reasonable that your / partition might be a little bit small, but
I think its close, and if you're careful you should be okay. Note that
I have lots of installed stuff that I dont really use...

> So what do you recommend? Should I reinstal and change
> the partition sizes? I will use it as a desktop pc, so
> I already installed KDE and am planning to install
> some bitorrent or other p2p program. I will watch
> movies on it and burn cd's.

If you don't plan on installing a bunch more, you'll be okay. Note
that most installation puts stuff in /usr not /. 



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