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From: "Hemmann
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Recommendation on how to format my new drive
Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2006 20:11:43
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] Recommendation on how to format my new drive by Cooper Bug
1 On Wednesday 22 November 2006 19:40, Cooper Bug wrote:
2 > Hello gentooers,
3 >
4 > I have a new 60 GB drive which I want to put gentoo on.
5 > This will be a dual boot system. For now, I can only
6 > think to give 10GB to windows, all other space for gentoo.
7 > Please share your instights how many partinions do I have to
8 > do, what sizes. I would value all the input. Thanks a lot.
9 >
11 16MB /boot
12 5GB /var
13 5GB /usr/portage
14 15-20GB /
15 REST /home
17 swap as a swapfile where you want it to lie or 512MB-2GB swap partition.
19 So you would have 6-7 partitions.
21 no XFS, because it is highly unstable. No JFS, because it is slow. No ext4
22 because it is dev material. ext2 for /boot, reiserfs for /usr/portage,
23 because it saves lots of space there and if it does become fragmented, you
24 can mkfs /usr/portage without any risks - everything gone can be restored
25 with an emerge --sync.
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