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Re: size of partitions worries me

On 05/22/2007 04:41 PM, 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? [...]

Yes, reinstall and specify the partition sizes yourself. It's a good idea to have multiple kernels available for use; if you manage to install three kernels, 259MB is going to be very tight.

Partition layouts are *very* difficult to fix after you've been using the system for a long time and have lots of not-backed-up data, so it's worth it to get it right the first time.

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