drive partition on install
jvian10 at charter.net
Fri Jul 23 01:51:37 UTC 2004
On Thu, 2004-07-22 at 19:19, John Wendel wrote:
> On Thursday 22 July 2004 02:38 pm, - - s r b - - wrote:
> > Sam Tregar wrote:
> > >I'm not an official source, but I'd lay it out like this:
> > >
> > > /boot 100MB
> > > swap 1024MB
> > > / everything else
> > >
> > >The /boot partition is useful to work around problems some BIOS have
> > >with booting a kernel that's too far into the disk (past 8GB, if
> > >memory serves). 1GB of swap is generally right for 512MB of memory.
> > >Then I just partition the rest as one big / partition.
> > I'd agree except for the swap size. I'd just make it equal to your RAM
> > size. UNLESS you know you are going to use a lot of memory for a certain
> > function.
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> Could someone please explain the need for a 100MB /boot? Mine is currently
> holding 8MB of files, with 92MB wasted.
Not truly needed, and you can tell the installer to allow a smaller
However it is recommended that you use something near that because of
the probability that you will have multiple kernels installed at the
same time as updates progress.
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