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Am neophyte, sorry. Have 2 ide hard drives; one 2.5gb, other 2.1gb (also have lots of bigger scsi drives, but lilo and grub both fail) What would be good partition sizes and mount points for splitting a general purpose linux installation over these two drives. I have other (scsi) drives to use for misc storage, but they may not always be connected or powered-up. Thanks. --...

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    Default 2 drives- mount points and partition sizes ??


    Am neophyte, sorry. Have 2 ide hard drives; one 2.5gb, other 2.1gb
    (also have lots of bigger scsi drives, but lilo and grub both fail)

    What would be good partition sizes and mount points for splitting a
    general purpose linux installation over these two drives. I have other
    (scsi) drives to use for misc storage, but they may not always be
    connected or powered-up.

    Thanks.
    --

    myself@elsewheres.not Guest

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    Default Re: 2 drives- mount points and partition sizes ??

    On Sat, 2 Aug 2003 05:39:22 UTC, David <thunderbolt01netscape.net> wrote:
    > [email]myselfelsewheres.not[/email] wrote:
    > > Am neophyte, sorry. Have 2 ide hard drives; one 2.5gb, other 2.1gb
    > > (also have lots of bigger scsi drives, but lilo and grub both fail)
    > >
    > > What would be good partition sizes and mount points for splitting a
    > > general purpose linux installation over these two drives. I have other
    > > (scsi) drives to use for misc storage, but they may not always be
    > > connected or powered-up.
    >
    > It depends to some extent on what distro and what you install. If
    > you try to install everything included with redhat you will need
    > most or even all of both drives just for the /usr partition.
    >
    > If you limit what you install to only what you need then you can
    > have a very functional system and have enough room to do things.
    >
    > What partitions are you wanting to use and what is the system
    > going to be used for? webserver desktop ????
    >
    Sorry for not mentioning that. I'm trying to install a (used) copy
    of Sot Linux (Finnish) from year 2000. Seems to have borrowed from
    other distros, esp Redhat.

    I'm not sure which partitions and mount points I /should/ want to use.
    I've spent too much time using os/2 when I would have been better off
    changing.

    Intended purpose was desktop, enough development for recompiles etc,
    and odd utils. Enough server services to handle simple Lan functions
    (ftp, lpd). Only lightweight web serving, if it would fit. Perl a plus.

    This is all for my educational backround. Once I get better at things
    I could invest in a newer distro and a larger ide drive.

    Thanks.
    --

    myself@elsewheres.not Guest

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