Partitioning advice (/usr and /home)
judmarc at fastmail.fm
Mon Sep 15 05:30:19 PDT 2003
On Mon, 15 Sep 2003 12:27:37 +0200, "Michael Vondung"
<michael at vcommunities.net> said:
> I'm trying to figure out a decent partitioning layout for a workstation.
> system has an ~80GB disk. After /, /var, /tmp and swap, I have 70GB left.
> I'm wondering how to split these between /usr and /home. Ironically, it
> more space than I seem to need. The box has only one user (me), I do not
> have a fast enough connection to download large amounts audio or video
> files. I plan to run the KDE3 desktop environment with most of its
> applications (this is still well under 1.5GB), assorted other software,
> Wine, two or three Windows apps if they'll run.
> I'm torn between various options here, and would appreciate your input:
> 35GB for each, /usr and /home
> 25GB for /home and 45GB for /home
> 70GB for both together (no /home partition)
> Or something completely different? I'd like this to be "spacey" enough so
> that I won't run out of room at some point in the future, but 35GB for
> seems unrealistically much (there won't be mail on this system, it's fed
> an IMAP server on a different machine). Then again, 35GB for /home seems
> just as unrealistically much.
> Backup matters aside, is there a significant advantage of having a
> /home partition at all? If not, just skipping /home and using 70GB for
> (including /usr/home) might be the most practical and flexible approach?
No significant advantage to a separate partition that I know of. The
primary disadvantage of too much partitioning, running out of room,
doesn't seem to apply here either. Looks like it's just whatever you
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