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Re: Win2K, OBSD and Filesystems
* Peter Bance <Minstrel@minstrel.org.uk> [010122 00:26]:
> Here's what I'm planning now:
> o / - 100MB
> o swap - 256MB (in case something breaks and sucks up _a lot_ of RAM :o)
> o /home - 512MB (would 1GB be useful, or just too much?!)
> o /var - 100MB
> o /usr - all the rest (~2GB!)
> Does that look reasonable?
Much better! :)
Sadly, the only way to know for sure if it will work is to try it out.
And, you might discover that it wasn't done quite right. My first
experience partitioning my drive up several years ago quickly taught me
that I needed a lot more experience with unix machines before I go
slicing them into little chunks.
For home machines, I don't see anything wrong with one big partition for
everything, mainly since it isn't too critical if logs fill the drive,
etc. (Though a seperate /home is often a great idea.) But, for
production machines in a business environment, partitions are the only
way to go.
Oh yeah -- what is the group consensus on using mfs for /tmp? The 4.4BSD
book made it sound GREAT, but does seven years hindsight teach
differently? (Peter, if you do use mfs for /tnp, ensure to have lots of
space in the swap partition. :)
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