Partition Size

Oliver Leitner Shadow333 at
Mon Jan 24 18:08:40 PST 2005

On Tuesday 25 January 2005 03:03, Peterhin wrote:
> I am going by what G. Lehey is suggesting in his book "The Complete
> FreeBSD" on pg. 70 he does not recommend a /usr, or a /var file system.
> > i dont see the /usr in your calculations...
> >
> > asside of that...
> >
> > it really depends on what youre going to do with the system, or which
> > data its going to be holding...
> I am mostly going to use it for my personal files, internet, email and
> learning UNIX.

Well, "personal files" what files?, how many of them?, got a burner, if so 
you burn your things away from hd or keep them on the hd?

internet: ftp?,http?,anything else?, what kinda connection are you on?, if 
youre online, how many hours a day you spend on the pc?

email: receiving?, sending?, single or multiuser?, multiple accounts?, are 
you transferring also files like .bmp and .mdb and so on via email?

for learning unix: youre going to learn how servers work?, youre going to 
learn howto use multiple ide's?, multiple gui's?, no gui at all?, you want 
all docu local on your system, or are you going to use internet resources as 
> > this is absolutely subjective, cant tell you as long as i dont get
> > any further data on the probably size of your data, and where theyll
> > be stored...
> >
> >
> > Greetings
> > Oliver Leitner
> > Technical Staff
> >
> >
> > On Tuesday 25 January 2005 01:43, Peterhin wrote:
> > > 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 system.
> > > 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. (Linux)

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