Re: Install mount points
From: Mark Taylor (mtaylor_at_lrim.com)
Date: 21 Sep 2003 14:46:26 -0500
<JBURROWS@neo.rr.com> wrote in
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>> <JBURROWS@neo.rr.com> wrote in
>> > I'm installing RH9 for the first time, and I'm setting aside 5GB
>> > for it. What mount point configuration should I use? How many mount
>> > points? Should I have a /usr mount point too?
>> > I know that I need a swap mount point, a / (root) mount point, and
>> > a /boot mount point (i think).
>> > What sizes should they be, with regards to the space I'm allocating
>> > overall?
>> > Thanks in advance,
>> > Jamie:)
>> Why not just allow it to auto partition this first time? Then, as you
>> a little more about linux and how your system will be used, you can
>> make intelligent decisions about your partitions.
>> Just a suggestion.
> I had Redhat 6.2 on my old system many years ago, and I have Partition
> Magic 7.01, so I'm gonna set up the linux partitions before I install.
> Could you please tell me the mount point points and sizes please?
There is no steadfast rule. It really all depends on how you use your
system. Will it be a web server? Mail server? Desktop workstation?
It doesn't HAVE to have more than one (aside from the swap, I think) but
it's best to have a few.
A web server with customer web sites - large /home partition
A mail server with a lot of users - a large /var partition
A destop machine - hardly no /home partition
See what I mean? It's a personal preference.