Partition Sizes, AGAIN!

Mike McCarty Mike.McCarty at
Thu Mar 4 12:13:08 PST 2010

Andrew Benton wrote:
> On 04/03/10 19:13, Mike McCarty wrote:


>> Here's my initial thoughts...
>> prtn	size	mount point
>> ----	----	-----------
>> hda1	100M	/boot
>> hda2	10G	/	(main)
>> hda3	10G	/	(build)
>> hda5	20G	/home
> If you've only got 128M of RAM you'll need a swap partition.

I want to use a swap file of about 1G, not a partition. I'd put
it in /home.

> I use one partition for both /hom and /boot. IE, /boot is a symbolic link
> pointing at /home/boot

Why not just use an ordinary directory for /boot, then? Is
there something I don't know?

>> Does the build partition really need to be 10G? Would 5G be enough
>> to build a new BLFS with smallish desktop, like fluxbox, not a big
>> GNOME or KDE? If so, then /home could grow by another 10G, which
>> would be nice.
> On my netbook I use 4G for /, but I think I could get away with 3 at a pinch.

Ok, that's very useful information. Thanks!

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