Best partitioning scheme for my HDD? Please advise.
jvender at owensboro.net
Tue Feb 20 05:38:26 UTC 2007
I have a 6120MB HDD which will be dedicated to FreeBSD 6.2. I intend to
install the ports collection and also KDE. I will operate from the KDE
environment using FreeBSD as a standalone desktop machine connected to the
net via a dialup internet connection. What would be the best sizes for the
disk partitions so that I don't run out of space on any of them while also
leaving the maximum amount of space possible for the future software to be
My partitions will be:
as suggested using the auto option during slice creation.
I've found that if I use the default sizes that are chosen by the installer
using the auto option, the /usr partition fills up before everything is
installed and the installation fails. If I remember correctly, the auto
feature sets the sizes around the following sizes for my HDD:
/tmp ~ 500MB
I've played around with the sizes, reducing /var to around 350Mb, / to around
256Mb, and /tmp to around 256Mb leaving the space gained to /usr. In this
way, I got FreeBSD installed OK, but I'm considering installing it for a
final time and using it exclusively for my desktop after testing various
linuxes and FreeBSD and comparing them. So, I would like to get the sizes of
FreeBSD's slices optimized. I'm sure there are plenty of people in the user
community with a similar usage/size situation who can advise me.
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