Choosing an approach to Fedora upgrades.
jonathansavage at gmail.com
Tue Sep 28 00:48:08 UTC 2004
On Mon, 27 Sep 2004 12:45:24 -0700, Peter McDermott
<peter at mcdermottpa.com> wrote:
> Hey guys,
> I've been reading the thread and thinking about how to partition my hard
> drive. Could you tell me if this is feasible (or if it even makes any
> 80 gig hd
> - hd0 ntfs 30 gig - winxp (I know but I'm a newbie
> with linux)
> - hd1 ext3 10 gig - /home (to be shared between
> installed linux distros)
> - hd2 ext3 20 gig - / , fedora core 2
> - hd3 ext3 20 gig - / . fedora core 3 test 2
> I don't know about the size distrabution... should /home get 30 gig and
> hd2/3 get 10 gig each?
It partly depends on what you are trying to accomplish with the system IMHO.
For a workstation install using an 80 GB hdd I'd go with:
40 GB for XP (install XP *first*) with 20 GB ntfs, 20 fat 32 to share
between both OSs.
the remaining 40 ish as follows:
/boot 100 or so (core 2)
/boot 100 0r so (core 3 T2 chainloaded)
2X RAM for swap (this can be used by both fedora installs)
/ 5 MB (core 2)
/5 mB (core 3)
/home use remaining space (shared by both fedoras)
Some things to consider-
Sharing /home across versions may be a little problematic since you
will be using different versions of software depending on whether you
are running core 2 / core 3 T2. This is likely to be even odder if you
are running e.g. core 2 w/o selinux disabled (default) and core 3 with
selinux enabled (default).
You should probably take pains to back up your data frequently if it
is at all important to you since 'test releases eat babies'. Then
again, backing up early and often is a good idea test release or
I'd probably skip sharing /home and give 5 GB to FC2 T2 with the
remaining space going to /home for Core 2 if you wish to run both on
the same machine. You can, of course, skip core 2 altogether if you
want to play with test 2. I've been running test 2 exclusively since
it came out and have not really run into anything that I'd consider to
be a show stopper(tm) but my tolerance for test weirdness may well be
higher than yours since I've been running one flavor or another of
Fedora Core test for the majority of the time since last autumn.
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