[Techtalk] How should I partition the hard drive?
techchiq at hotpop.com
Wed Oct 29 15:44:55 EST 2003
I'm getting ready to go 100% linux (right now I have a dual-boot
win98/Linux). I'm looking for advice on how best to partition the hard
drive. I plan to wipe everything out and install just Linux. I have a
40Gig hard drive. What would be useful is not only what partitions would
be for what dirs, but how big to make each partition. As it stands, my
swap partition is at 550MB (I have 256MB RAM on my system, so that's a bit
over double, which I thought would be good as I like to do a lot with
graphics and photos).
My use will consist of Open Office, Opera, web development, learning
programming, graphics (digital photography, digital art, web art), running
some Windows programs (Wine) and running some DOS programs (DOSEmu
hopefully - have to test that yet), burning CD-R/Ws, some games, and image
scanning/ocr. Maybe even streaming media/mp3s. I want room also so I could
download and try other software as I'm still kinda getting an idea of what
is out there and what I would like to use. It'll be geared towards a basic
single-user desktop machine with dial-up internet connection.
I'm using Pink Tie 9 (RH9 clone) and it's install lets me use Disk Druid
to partition things. That's not a problem as I've become fairly efficient
at figuring that program out. I just would like to know how much MB of
space to set aside for what.
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