Best partitioning scheme for my HDD? Please advise.
jvender at owensboro.net
Tue Feb 20 22:03:03 UTC 2007
On Tuesday 20 February 2007 13:50, Roger Olofsson wrote:
> Hello Joe,
> May I suggest a small trick that really makes your life alot easier. Go
> with the default values when you install the FreeBSD, ie accept the
> sysinstall generated autos. (Make sure to make / and swap the first
> partitions though).
> Now, whenever a partition gets filled up, just do a symlink to another
> partition. The command is ln -s and is a real lifesaver. Whenever all
> partitions are full, just stick another HD in the machine and ln -s to
> that drive.
I can't do this. When using the auto defaults, /usr fills up even before the
installation is complete. But the suggestion is interesting for handling
other slices for an already installed system. Thanks for the suggestion,
Roger. Right now, I'm checking into just adding a PCI ATA/100 controller - my
system is a 1999 model and uses ATA/33 :-(
and upgrading my HDD to a more modern 40 or 80 Mb drive, possibly a Western
Digital Caviar SE WD800JB 80GB IDE Ultra ATA100 Hard Drive. I can get the
drive for around $45 at newegg.com, and it seems to be well received by
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