Partition Sizes, AGAIN!

stosss stosss at gmail.com
Thu Mar 4 12:54:21 PST 2010


On Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 3:45 PM, Mike McCarty <Mike.McCarty at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> Johnneylee Rollins wrote:
>> On Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 12:13 PM, Mike McCarty
>> <Mike.McCarty at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>>> 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.
>>
>> Not a great idea as to placement of the swap file. Just IMO. I can't
>> back it up logically because of a lack of food and sleep.
>
> I want to put it where each bootable version can access it. I don't
> want to carve 1G out of each of the partitions, so /home/swap is
> a reasonable compromise. Each partition then has /swap as a symbolic
> link, to make it easy to find.
>
> If you have a better suggestion, I'm open to it. I don't like a
> separate partition, though.

about /swap



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