The ever lasting story: hard disk partitioning

Joe Gilmour jgilmour at
Sun Oct 22 20:55:35 UTC 2006

> /boot        <- 25 mb
> swap        <- 1 GB (server has 1 gb ram)
> /        <- 2 GB
> /usr/local    <- 500 MB
> /home        <- The rest
I'd make / a bit bigger.  If you keep a couple of kernel source trees 
going at any one time you'll find you start needing to trim them down.  
if you've only got 2 gb to play with. My latest kernel tree is using 
352M so if you keep a couple of trees going you'll use a lot of space.

I'm assuming you've got a fairly large drive so make / about 4 gb.



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