[SATLUG] HD Partitioning again
bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Wed Apr 30 19:40:46 CDT 2008
Justin Burdette wrote:
> I'll be getting my new 750GB drive tomorrow, and I'm planning to keep my
> 200GB in with it. Currently my 200GB is divided like this:
> 30GB /
That's pretty generous. You probably don't need that much. Really 10G is a lot.
> 3GB swap
How much RAM do you have? Generally you want swap to be twice RAM, but that
falls apart when you have a lot of RAM. I have 2G RAM and 2G swap, but my swap
generally is 100% free.
> 74GB /home
> 77GB /common (I made that so all users could access pictures, music, video,
> What I'd like to do, ideally without having to reinstall my OS, is the
> 200GB drive:
> Set all but 12GB as /
Way too much.
> Remaining 12GB for swap
Again way too much.
> 750GB drive:
> 350GB for /home
> remaining for /common
What are you using /common for? I'd just create /home/common and set the
permissions however you need them. OTOH, it is your system, so its not that
unreasonable to put something else in /. Just not the usual practice.
Actually, I'd probably set the whole disk up using logical volume management and
leave disk space I didn't need in the near future as empty. Then you can just
grow the partitions according to need.
> Is there a fairly safe way to resize the partitions on the 200GB after
> everything has been copied over?
Sure. Just fdisk and delete the partitions and recreate them to the size you
want. Or you can set up logical volumes there too.
> I'm pretty sure I can edit fstab without a problem.
Yes, that is easy.
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