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%
> 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.
> So what do you recommend? Should I reinstal and change
> the partition sizes? I will use it as a desktop pc, so
/ may be a bit small. It mostly gets added to when you install or
update a kernel as all the libs go in /lib. However, my / is 256 MB and
has been fine with a kernel update. I didn't watch df during it but
right now I have 130 MB used. /var may be a bit small depending on what
you're doing. I put backups in /var/local/backup so my /var is 4 GB.
Also, I have /tmp on tmpfs and lots of swap (which never gets used).
Have you considered putting this on LVM so that you can grow as needed?