Recommended partitioning scheme
TerranAce007 at comcast.net
Sun Aug 1 04:03:45 UTC 2004
I am thinking that I might download and install the FC3 test on my
second hard drive and I am wondering what partitioning scheme to use. I
have read that the recommended partitioning scheme is about a 2gb swap,
100mb /boot, and whatever size for /, but I have just read some other
articles saying that /home and /usr should also be mounted on seperate
partitions so that user data and installed programs can be saved in the
event a reinstall is necessary.
If the linux kernel is stored on /boot, user data & files on /home, and
installed programs go to /usr, then how big does / really need to be and
what data will that partition actually store? I have an 80gb HDD, so
space is not really an issue, but I am curious as how I should format
it. How does this look?
swap - 2gb
/boot - 100mb
/home - 20gb
/usr - 20gb
/ - whatever space is left
Also, since I already have a 2gb swap partition on my 1st HDD for my
current FC2 install, can another linux install on the second HDD use it
also (since I can only run one at a time anyway...), or must the swap
parition be on the same physical drive as the OS?
And yet another question: Are there RPM packages availbe for FC3, or
will I have to install everything from source? Can the FC2 RPMs that I
have installed now be compatible?
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