Best partitioning scheme for my HDD? Please advise.
jvender at owensboro.net
Tue Feb 20 19:24:39 UTC 2007
On Tuesday 20 February 2007 10:11, Jerry McAllister wrote:
> If you are not using a database system like MySQL, your later
> scheme is probably good. I might make /var 512 MB, but otherwise
> not change much.
No, not using a database system.
> 6 GB is kind of a small disk for 'modern' times
> but you should be able to run OK.
You're telling me! It makes me nervous.
> You will need to keep your logs
> in /var/log cleaned out regularly.
Yes, I'll do that.
> You could trim / a little more
> if you really need to. That is what I make mine, but on a much
> bigger disk. You could get by with 160 MB or even a little less.
> Making it 128 MB might be cutting things a little close.
> Note that good Seagate and other major brand disks in the 70 GB range
> are getting pretty cheap now from places like NewEgg, etc. You might
> think about that.
That's a good idea. I'll check that out. I wonder, will the newer IDE HDDs
have any problems with a motherboard that is a 1999 model? Any suggestions as
to a good quality, low priced HDD in the 40-70 Gb range that I could put in
my 1999 Compaq Presario 5184?
> Have fun,
> > Thanks,
> > Joe
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