Gentoo Forums
Gentoo Forums
Gentoo Forums
Quick Search: in
Disk partitionning
View unanswered posts
View posts from last 24 hours

 
Reply to topic    Gentoo Forums Forum Index Gentoo on AMD64
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Martin LORANG
Tux's lil' helper
Tux's lil' helper


Joined: 07 Dec 2003
Posts: 92
Location: Moselle / France

PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2004 10:44 am    Post subject: Disk partitionning Reply with quote

Hello

I'm planning to reinstall and repartition my dual opteron.
I'm using KDE, Koffice, OpenOffice, Gimp...
What is, in your mind, the best way to partition 3 36Gigs disks.

200 mb on the first for /boot the rest for /home
second disk for /root ?
third for /var ?

Any suggestion ?

Martin
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Camoes
Tux's lil' helper
Tux's lil' helper


Joined: 09 Jan 2003
Posts: 125
Location: Munich, Germany

PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2004 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1st /boot and /
2nd /home
3rd /usr

would be my advice
_________________
e = pi = 3
breakmygentoo
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
dweigert
Guru
Guru


Joined: 04 Oct 2002
Posts: 369
Location: Somerset, NJ USA

PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2004 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ehhh...

Unless you are breaking out all of the rest of the filesystems, like we used to do when disks were small, it will depend on what you use the box for more that anything. If you are going to do high bandwidth I/O for doing video editing or something like that, that should be on its own disks or raid array. With 3 36gig disks, for normal type usage, I'd put /boot, and / on the first disk, but mount /tmp, /var, /opt, /usr/portage from partitions on the second disk (lots of high volume I/O and/or lots of big files) The third disk, I'd make /home. That being said, if you are into redundancy or massive uptime,you could also do something like raid 10 with a hotspare, or raid 5. Then put everything in like a normal Gentoo install. It really depends what your ultimate goal for the machine is.

Dan
_________________
"Always remember to mount a scratch monkey..."
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
thumper
Guru
Guru


Joined: 06 Dec 2002
Posts: 441
Location: Venice FL

PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2004 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another option would be raid 0 (striped) will give better speed, and you would have about 108 gig.

100M boot, 1Gig swap, the rest root.

Inspite of what anyone says, thats how I do it. :D


George
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Reply to topic    Gentoo Forums Forum Index Gentoo on AMD64 All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum