[Lvlug] Frist Question??
Mon, 06 Nov 2000 07:16:19 -0500
"Robert F. Trettel" wrote:
> This is sort of my first question to the group.
> I am fairly new to Linux,so bear with me.
> Right now running Red Hat 7 which was done
> by workstation install(why needed to get on web in a hurry).
> This is going to change soon. I have two hard drives in my box.
> As of now no use for Windows.
> I would like to setup for Red hat to take over both drives. I think it
> can be done in custom setup,I would like to give Linux the Max
> of space(drives are a 8.4gig &4.3gig)
> Would somebody give me a idea as to the following:
> swap ----have 64 mg ram
> What would be the best way to start over from this workstation
As for starting over, you can just reboot the CDROM and do another
install, the install process will wipe the media clean.
As for partitioning, this is my workstation setup, a single 18g SCSI
drive as follows:
*** fdisk table:
disk /dev/sda: 255 heads, 63 sectors, 2231 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 bytes
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 1 13 104391 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 14 26 104422+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda3 27 52 208845 83 Linux
/dev/sda4 53 2231 17502817+ 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 53 91 313236 83 Linux
/dev/sda6 92 193 819283+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda7 194 703 4096543+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda8 704 2231 12273628+ 83 Linux
*** df -h report:
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda3 197M 58M 129M 31% /
/dev/sda5 296M 33M 247M 12% /var
/dev/sda6 787M 2.8M 745M 0% /tmp
/dev/sda7 3.8G 2.7G 988M 74% /usr
/dev/sda8 11G 6.4G 4.6G 58% /home
//server/temp 9.2G 4.6G 4.6G 50% /temp
Note that the fdisk block are equivliant to K's of bytes (1000 K's == 1
Megabyte). From my experience:
/ only about 100M
/boot only about 45M
/var about 200M
/tmp about 200M
/usr at least 1Gig..2Gig
/home all the rest!
You do want to break the filesystem into seperate volumes because if you
max the disk space out on a volume it won't crash the o/s. Don't use
the default of RedHat 7.0 where it uses the whole drive for a single
volume! Guess they got a lot of newbies confused as to how to partition
the drive, so they took the easy way out, use the whole drive (it will
work, but ...).
Tom Walsh - WN3L - Embedded Systems Consultant
"Windows? No thanks, I have work to do..."