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Re: [vox-tech] Need Partitioning Advice
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Re: [vox-tech] Need Partitioning Advice

What I did with my new Eee PC (160GB hard drive) was to create an 8GB
root partition, 8GB for /tmp, 2GB for swap, and the rest for /opt
(except for Win98 and a couple of OEM partitons that I wanted to leave
there).  /home is a symbolic link pointing to /opt/home.

/tmp is separate for a few reasons.  One, if it fills up the system
will still run.  Two, there's never a need to back it up.  Three, when
I want to upgrade or switch to another distribution, I can re-purpose
/tmp as the new root filesystem, and still have the old one available
until the new one is fully configured and functional.

I created /opt instead of /home because there are some things I want
to preserve on an OS upgrade in addition to stuff in /home.

My Ubuntu root partition is currently 43% full, so I'm happy with the
choice of 8GB.


Bob Scofield wrote:
> I'm planning to install Linux on my wife's computer because she does not like 
> Vista.  I'm going to create a dual boot and will have 111GB for Linux.
> I am thinking of a simple partitioning system with separate partitions for:
> /
> /home
> swap
> My wife has 2GB of RAM, and I was thinking of making swap 4GB.
> My first question is how big should / be?  On my desktop it's 8GB, and on my 
> laptop it's 13GB.  I'm not anywhere near using up the space on either of 
> those machines.  How about 13GB?
> I notice that my desktop has a separate partition for /tmp.  Should I create a 
> separate /tmp partition for my wife?  If so, how big should it be?
> Is there any special difficulty in creating a dual boot system with Vista?
> Thank you.
> Bob
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