Partition sizes for small harddisk
Alex de Kruijff
freebsd at akruijff.dds.nl
Tue Jun 22 11:34:53 PDT 2004
On Mon, Jun 21, 2004 at 10:56:00AM -0400, Jerry McAllister wrote:
> > On Sun, Jun 20, 2004 at 03:41:53PM -0400, Jerry McAllister wrote:
> > > With that little disk space, I would be inclined to make it all
> > > just one root (/) partition - with a bit of swap. You might not
> > > even be able to have a swap as big as memory with no more disk than
> > > that, but try for a swap of memory size or at least 100 MB or so
> > > and the rest in /.
> > >
> > > I think FreeBSD has grown since they made those claims of 250 MB
> > > being enough for a minimum. You might be able to cram it in,
> > > but would have little room for doing anything.
> > That is realy a bad idee.
> > / is supposted to be small to limit the change that something
> > irriversible happens to it during a crash
> > /tmp can be mounted so that it gets a real power boost
> > There are many other reason why not to do this. I can't think of them
> > this quickly.
> We ain't talking a commercial grade server operation here.
> With this small a disk, the more space you dead-end by consigning
> it to a file system that isn't getting used the more you limit
> what you can do -- in this case.
Still the size of root is constand over time. Haveing two partitions (/
and /disk/) whould be better. You then can ln -s /tmp /usr /... to share
Personaly I would juist try it out one or two times before installing it
diffently. Then then do it with sepperated partitions.
> I would not do this if I had
> lots of disk, but...
> Actually, some of the heavy hitters out there say they have been
> leaning toward all / disk partitioning + swap, of course.
That doesn't make it a good idee. I woudn't jump in to the watter even
if everybody else did.
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