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Re: Win2K, OBSD and Filesystems
In message <3AB0CDEC@MailAndNews.com>, Peter Bance writes:
>It was thing like /home I meant - it's not mentioned in the installation
>guide, and only here and there in FAQs. As I said, I'm quite new to OpenBSD,
>so I wasn't sure which areas I would need to beef up...
>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?
It's a good idea to keep everything you care abount in one partition,
e.g. /home or /local or something. If you do that, you can easilly
reinstall the OS when you feel like it - just blow away the other
partitions. (As long as you are happy with your existing partitioning,
In disklabel, just exit, keeping the same partition info.
When installer asks for mountpoints, enter none for your "precious"
partition, and add it to fstab when the install is complete.
(I often (on laptops, etc) do stuff like symlinks,
/etc/RCS -> /local/RCS/etc
/home -> /local/home
and keep everything important on /local. If you, by any off chance,
are doing backups, you only need to back one partition up. If you
mess everything up, just boot bsd.rd and re-install.)
/ 100MB wd0a
swap 256MB wd0b
/local rest wd0d
/usr 1GB wd0g
/var 100MB wd0h