if you are the only user of the system, this is generally a good
idea...just make one big partition. there are a couple of other
things that you may want to consider...you can put /home on a
different partition, this is useful if you choose to re-install to
upgrade (i prefer to install each version of an os new, rather than
using the upgrad option). this way you can format the partition that
the os is installed on without using your data.
also, simple formulas like 'make swap 2 time ram or 256 whichever is
greater' are not good equations. what you need to do is figure out
what you'll be running on the machine and make swap big enough to
handle all you'll be running. if you have 2G of ram, there's no sence
in making 2G of swap. if you have 32M ram, then you'll need a bunch
> On Sun, 02 Mar 2003 21:47:44 GMT, Samiad
> > Hello,
> > I am about to put Red Hat 8 on a 10GB drive,
> > what are the ideal partition sizes to use? I will be the only user of
> > the system, and it will be used primarily as a website, programming
> > and sql development machine (very small DB sizes). Is it wise to set
> > a defined limit for the TMP partition to stop it eating into my free
> > space? Any advice appreciated.
> Make a swap partition twice the size of RAM or 256MB, whichever is less,
> and use the rest as the root partition.