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RE: [SLUG] Partitioning Question
- To: "'Adam W'" <woja@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: RE: [SLUG] Partitioning Question
- From: "Jon Biddell" <jon@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 1 Jun 2003 18:35:40 +1000
-=> I have always wondered why the default installation of
-=> mandrake or other distro's, partitions your drive into all
-=> these different partitions, if you choose the auto allocate feature.
-=> For example, different partitions for /home and /var and /
-=> I have always just used the one partition for everything -
-=> at what stage does the partitioning of the drive start to matter??
I think, with Mandrake at least, it partitions into swap (roughly 2 x
physical memory) and splits the rest between /home and /.
Personally, for a small system or workstation, I partition 100Mb to
/boot (old habit from the lilo <1024 cylinder days), swap as above, and
the rest as /.
I guess partitioning the filesystem specifically for /usr, /usr/local,
/opt (useless !!!), etc. is when you are running LVM and raid arrays, or
the system is in heavy use...
Other than that, I guess it's personal preference.