FreeBSD 6.1 i386 Installation Questions!
cswiger at mac.com
Thu Nov 16 14:56:10 PST 2006
On Nov 16, 2006, at 2:46 PM, VeeJay wrote:
> Could you guys advise that
> 1. What should be the minimum / (Root) Partition Size? (So, I don't
> lot of space just for Root)
It would help to mention which version of the OS you have:
128MB is probably a reasonable minimum, I tend to use 256MB.
> 2. What should be the minimum /usr Partition Size?
This depends on whether you are installing the ports tree and/or
rebuilding /usr/src to update the OS.
2 GB is probably a reasonable low end, but 4GB would be much better.
> 3. For a FreeBSD Web Server (with mysql), what should be ideal
> BLOCK and
> FRAGMENT sizes?
The defaults are fine, unless you have unusual requirements or huge
(terabyte-size) disk volumes.
> 4. Which shell is best to use and secure? is it BASH or TCSH?
A matter of personal preference.
Note that /bin/sh is not BASH on FreeBSD, but a classic version of
the original Bourne shell.
> 5. Network Confirgruations:
> a. host is just a machine unique name, to see/access on LAN, right?
The hostname can be relevant over WAN. Depends on getting your DNS
> b. If I don't have a domain name, so what "domain" I should
> give? could
> it be just the ip address?
Some people use hostname.local or hostname.localdomain if they don't
have DNS available.
> c. can I change the LAN ip address which was given during
> with WAN ip address when server is up and running with direct
> connection to
Of course. Change /etc/rc.conf, or re-run sysinstall.
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