Partitions size for 80GB HDD and 2GB RAM

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Thu Dec 20 07:08:38 PST 2007

"Alexander Rudyk (Akvelon)" <v-alrudy at> writes:

> I am planning to install FreeBSD 6.2 on my dell laptop with 80Gb HDD and 2GB
> RAM. FreeBSD will be the only OS on the laptop. Laptop will be used to web
> development (RubyOnRails), entertaiment (photo, music, video),
> web browsing and emailing, so no server side task will be handled.
> How you suggest to split 80GB between partitions to solve all laptop tasks.
> Here is partitions:
> /root
> /var
> /usr
> /home
> /swap

You might want to consider a single partition (other than swap).
The only reason I separate partitions these days is to make backups easier.

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