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Date:      Sun, 8 Oct 1995 22:40:36 -0400 (EDT)
From:      Barry Masterson <>
To:        "freebsd.questions" <>
Subject:   Re: fdisk & partition names
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Thanks for writing. 

I tested out the partitioning on an old 386, figured out the offset 
thing, and where to start the new partition. It worked out, so I started 
on the 486.   I'll have to re-read the 'sliceing' FAQ section.
I tried to add 6 partitions for bsd at first. After wd0s4e, the next three
partitions were simply labled 'X'. I stopped there and loaded it
as three partitions, not sure if bsd supported extended partitions. 

As per your suggestion of putting /usr/local on a separate partition,
/usr/local is empty, but /usr/share is very big. I thought 'share'
might be a better choice.

Your letter helps greatly, thank you.

While I've got you here, is there a 'install' procedure for installing
the other programs; 'kermit.tgz', 'bash-1.14.tgz', 'top-3.3.tgz', etc.
I posted this question to the Mail-list a few hours ago, but the
letter shown up yet.

Thanks again,

Barry Masterson

On Mon, 9 Oct 1995, Michael Smith wrote:

> Based on your requirements above, I'd suggest :
>  /dev/wd0s2a	/	30M
>  /dev/wd0s2b	swap	32M	(16M of swap is not really enough)
>  /dev/wd0s2e	/usr	100M	(more if you want to put /usr/src in here)
> And so forth.  I'd be tempted to put /var, /usr/local and /home on a single
> partition (say /local0) and symlink to it.  This will save you lots of grief
> that you'd have otherwise if you outgrew a partition.
> Hope that's helpful.

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