[lug] Partition sizes
blug-mail at duboulder.com
Fri Nov 3 18:33:49 MST 2006
Elyse M. Grasso wrote:
> Since it looks like I will be migrating to a new distro, I should probably
> think about resizing my partitions while I'm at it. I was in a hurry to get
> the laptop up last spring and took SuSE's default, which turned out to be one
> big partition. But if I may be thrashing distros for a while I want to
> pull /home into its own partition.
> On a 100 gig hard drive where I plan to run some vmware virtual machines and
> try different software packages, is a 60/40 split of home/other reasonable?
> Do people generally put vmware guests in /home or in system space?
Have you thought about LVM? With some file systems (e.g. xfs) and LVM
you can grow the partition & fs with fs mounted. Came in handy once while
I was compiling Open Office and needed to bump the /tmp partition 8 hours
into the build.
As far as partitions this is what I use:
100M sda1 /boot
500m sda2 /
the rest of the disk for LVM:
10G /dev/vg/usr /usr
1G /dev/vg/tmp /tmp
5G /dev/vg/home /home
/opt is a soft link to a dir in /usr or /home
If you keep /root, /bin, /sbin, /lib, /etc on the root fs, then
you don't need an initrd to boot.
If you have to multi boot M$ cruft (I do unfortunately) then a 10G
partition is needed for it.
It can be handy to have a 9.5G+ lvm volume around if you are building
iso files for dvds.
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