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Re: Need Help With Simple Partitioning Scheme



The Engineer wrote:

> Hi.
>
> I used to use Redhat 6.2 several years ago and had a simple partition
> scheme on my 2nd HDD (40GB):
>
> /dev/hdb1 /boot (100MB)
> /dev/hdb2 Extended
> /dev/hdb5 Swap (1GB)
> /dev/hdb6 / (6GB)
> /dev/hdb7 FAT32 partition (27GB)
>
> (There is unallocated space still available on the HDD)
>
>
> I want to try FC4 and am a bit confused about the order of the
> partitions.
> I have 384MB of RAM, a PIII 866MHz processor, and two HDDs, with
> /dev/hda full up Window ME and several FAT32 partitons and want
> /dev/hdb with the above partitions and a /home partition as well.
>
>
> Is the following partition scheme in the correct order ?
>
>
> /dev/hdb1 /boot (100MB)
> /dev/hdb2 Extended
> /dev/hdb5 Swap (1GB)
> /dev/hdb6 / (6GB)
> /dev/hdb7 /home (2GB)
> /dev/hdb8 FAT32 partition (27GB)
>
>
> Should I swap around the / and /home partitions at all ?
> Does the Swap partition need to be the first partition (/dev/hdb1) ?
>
> Note: The FAT32 partition (/dev/hdb8) has to stay in its place.
>
> I would appreciate any help or alternative schemes to the above.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Jules
>  

    Jules,
That should work. Fedora can create everything it needs really. The only
thing I would change is the swap. You shouldn't need much more than
256-512mb. (IMO) the larger the swap the more garbage the system has to
muck through. Only use as much as you need. With 384mb 256 should do
fine. I have 256mb RAM on this machine and I only use 512mb swap and
it's reasonable even for this slow turd. I tried more and it actually
slowed down.


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