Re: Multiple Installs = Multiple Swap Partitions?
On Wed, 01 Feb 2006 22:02:32 -0500, David L. Johnson wrote:
> On Wed, 01 Feb 2006 14:05:03 -0800, iforone wrote:
>> I'm just learning how and which Linux partitions are worth keeping
>> separate (from '/' ) and why...the benefits of having separate /home,
>> /usr, /var, and obviously 'swap' -- it's a lot of info to absorb at
>> once, and I've taken into consideration many comments about it in these
>> groups as of late. I have no issue creating, deleting, resizing
>> partitions, and being new to linux I'm willing to start off with say a
>> total of 3 partitions ( /, /home, /swap) as suggested for beginners.
> Well, I don't really agree with that advice. These days, huge disks are
> dirt cheap. Use some of that space to make your partitions larger. The
> machine I'm on now, my home machine, has an 80G disk, partitioned as:
> /dev/hda2 459174 180752 253923 42% /
> /dev/hda9 28834716 5541500 21828492 21% /backup
> /dev/hda11 40876048 32860 38766792 1% /extra
> /dev/hda8 19228276 3628180 14623348 20% /home
> /dev/hda10 28834716 2364460 25005532 9% /office
> /dev/hda5 4807056 32956 4529916 1% /tmp
> /dev/hda6 9614116 2855484 6270260 32% /usr
> /dev/hda7 19228276 1075720 17175808 6% /usr/local
> /dev/hda3 918354 162128 707228 19% /var
> plus 1G for swap.
Hmm. Adding up these totals I think the disk was actually bigger than 80
-- probably more like 160. At any rate, it's cheap.
David L. Johnson
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