[fedora-virt] Fwd: Re: How To Get Started With Virtualization In Fedora 16
bcochran13 at verizon.net
Mon Nov 14 22:10:19 UTC 2011
On 11/14/11 4:23 AM, Daniel Sanabria wrote:
> On 13 November 2011 21:08, Bob Cochran <bcochran13 at verizon.net
> <mailto:bcochran13 at verizon.net>> wrote:
> Reposting to see if anyone will help with my beginner questions.
> The final issue is that the Fedora 16 host OS is installed on a
> 240 Gb SSD drive, but the virt-manager graphical interface seems to
> suggest that I have only 44 Gb of this space available for containers.
> How can this be? I don't think the host system needs more than about 8
> Gb of space....there should be at least 200 Gb of space available
> on the
> mushkin drive. (Now I'm wondering if my swap space was set to
> twice the
> amount of my physical RAM. I have 32 Gb installed memory. I must check
> the size of my swap space.)
> How big is /var ? I'm asking because if you are using the default
> settings you might be restricted by your partition sizes.
Yes I discovered exactly what you mean after studying the disk
partitioning some more. / was not getting much space and most of it was
going to /home which is the opposite of what I want: more space in /var.
So I reinstalled Fedora 16 a second time with an extremely generous 21
Gb going to /home and / getting as much space as possible.
Since I have 32 Gb of memory and this is my first experience with that
much memory, I was rather put off when the swap partition got set to 32
Gb also, I don't think swap needs to be so big and I definitely do not
want that space on an expensive SSD drive that I'd rather dedicate to
being a container for virtual machines. So I'm probably going to
reinstall Fedora 16 a third time to either dramatically cut down the
swap partition size, or move the swap partition onto a "classic" (much
slower) hard drive.
Thanks for responding to my email.
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