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Date:      Wed, 21 Feb 2007 08:01:34 +0100
From:      Roger Olofsson <>
To:        Joe Vender <>
Subject:   Re: Best partitioning scheme for my HDD? Please advise.
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Hello again Joe,

Maybe it depends on what packages you add when running sysinstall? I 
have 6.2 on a 6Gb Fujitsu drive and it fits nicely. I only pick kernel 
sources from the packages though. Only problem I've noticed is /usr/obj 
filling up when making buildworld but a symlink to another drive takes 
care of that.

Joe Vender skrev:
> On Tuesday 20 February 2007 13:50, Roger Olofsson wrote:
>> Hello Joe,
>> May I suggest a small trick that really makes your life alot easier. Go
>> with the default values when you install the FreeBSD, ie accept the
>> sysinstall generated autos. (Make sure to make / and swap the first
>> partitions though).
>> Now, whenever a partition gets filled up, just do a symlink to another
>> partition. The command is ln -s and is a real lifesaver. Whenever all
>> partitions are full, just stick another HD in the machine and ln -s to
>> that drive.
> I can't do this. When using the auto defaults, /usr fills up even before the 
> installation is complete. But the suggestion is interesting for handling 
> other slices for an already installed system. Thanks for the suggestion, 
> Roger. Right now, I'm checking into just adding a PCI ATA/100 controller - my 
> system is a 1999 model and uses ATA/33 :-( 
> and upgrading my HDD to a more modern 40 or 80 Mb drive, possibly a Western 
> Digital Caviar SE WD800JB 80GB IDE Ultra ATA100 Hard Drive. I can get the 
> drive for around $45 at, and it seems to be well received by 
> customer reviews.
> Joe
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