Partition Size

Peterhin hindrich at
Mon Jan 24 16:43:25 PST 2005

I asked the question the other day,  whether to do a standard install or 
a custom install. This was brought about because I read several 
sources, including  G. Lehey's "The Complete FreeBSD"

I will be doing a Custom install. My question however, is looking at 
page 70, in "The Complete FreeBSD" and I quote "Use the rest of the 
space on disk for a /home file system. as long as it's possible to back 
it up on a single tape. Otherwise make multiple file systems."

My question is do I make multiple /home directories.? I have a SATA 80GB 
hard drive, so as Greg L. suggests  4GB to 6GB for the root file 
1GB to 2GB for the Swap file. The rest of the disk for the /home file. 

That would leave me with a  /home  of approx. 72GB. I would appreciate 
any thoughts as to how I should  do this. The computer will be used as 
a stand alone workstation, with internet and email access for now. I do 
have a large number of JPEG files in my existing /home directory. 


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