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Date:      Fri, 10 Dec 2004 09:44:53 -0500
From:      Dan Kilbourne <bsd-lists@netophilia.net>
To:        Kiffin Gish <kiffin.gish@planet.nl>
Cc:        freebsd-newbies@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Recommended partitions laptop + server...
Message-ID:  <20041210144453.GB94517@netophilia.net>
In-Reply-To: <000001c4de33$7cc10760$9900000a@ZGISH>
References:  <000001c4de33$7cc10760$9900000a@ZGISH>

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Kiffin Gish extolled:
> Who can offer me suggestions for the best way to partition my laptop?

This is really a very general question, and bound to start a flamewar of
the "best" partition scheme, but here is what I use.

> 
> 12.5 GBytes HD
> 512 MB memory
> Dell Inspiron 8200 PIII
> 
> I am thinking about the following:
> 
> /	4G
> SWAP	512M
> /home	remaining

I personally only have / and swap. On my 20 GB drive I have 768MB swap
and the rest is /

> 
> Is this correct?

Depends on your needs.

> 
> Howabout a web server?

Depends on your needs.

> 
> 40 GBytes HD
> 512 MB memory
> AMD Sempron 3100+

Will this be a shell server? web server? mail server? file server?
If it is a web server, I would do it like this:

1 GB swap
2 GB / (this can be much smaller, I just like to copy files into /root
occasionally)
6 GB /usr
2 GB /var 
2 GB /tmp (keep /tmp separate to help security)
Remainder /home

If it is a mail server, I would do it like this:

1 GB swap
2 GB / (this can be much smaller, I just like to copy files into /root
occasionally)
6 GB /usr
2 GB /home 
2 GB /tmp (keep /tmp separate to help security)
Remainder /var


It really depends on your planned usage.


> 
> Thanks in advance.
> 
> -- 
> 
> Kiffin Rex Gish
> Gouda, The Netherlands
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