Partition Layout in the Handbook
blackend at freebsd.org
Thu Jan 17 14:21:30 UTC 2008
On Thu, Jan 17, 2008 at 09:46:31AM +0200, Marc Silver wrote:
> Hey guys,
> I noticed that section 2.6.5 of the handbook talks about the partition
> layout of a new FreeBSD installation. The handbook lists the default
> partition sizes as being:
The layout is not presented as a default, this is more a minimal or
something some would call minimal.
> 128MB for /
> 256MB for /var
> However, a quick look in /usr/src/usr/sbin/sysinstall/label.c shows that
> the default sizes used now are:
> 512MB for /
> 1GB for /var
This is the default you get when you press A, *and* when you you have a
>8GB disk? I think there are 2 (no source under the hand to check)
algo. to find a working layout depending the size of the hdd.
> These sizes are used assuming the disk is big enough. My question...
> should the handbook be updated with this information? If so I'd like to
> work up a patch (complete with new screenshots etc.) to correct this
If it's to use the sizes you have when you press A, you will miss in
part the point of the section which is:
- introducing a working vanilla layout (not always the default
- example of auto-default ('A') use;
- exemple of manual partitions creation (which should be different from
the default sizes you get with 'A').
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