Best partitioning scheme for my HDD? Please advise.

Joe Vender jvender at
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,
> ////jerry
> > Thanks,
> > Joe
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