[linux-audio-user] Appropriate Directory Structure

Jan Depner eviltwin69 at cableone.net
Wed Feb 2 15:27:06 EST 2005

I tend to dislike partitioning into a bunch of small pieces like Red Hat
defaults to.  The reason being that you will eventually run out of space
in /tmp or /home or /usr or wherever you don't think you're going to run
out of space (see Murphy's law).  For our systems at work (and my home
systems) I usually partition the main drive as follows:

/boot 100MB
/     10000MB (I load everything on the distribution which leaves me
about 4 GB of slop space for /tmp and a growing /usr)
swap  2-4 GB depending on system memory

The rest goes on another partition that you can call whatever you want
(you can use /home if it makes you feel better ;-)


On Wed, 2005-02-02 at 09:47, Tom Charles-Edwards wrote:
> Greetings.
> I have just set up my first partition table.
> When you specify the mount point for each partition you can use your own title or 
> one of those in the menu. I can't remember all of them, but they had names like /
> var, /tmp etc etc. 
> Where can I find information about which of these I need to create partitions for and 
> what they're supposed to be used for. 
> Currently I have (ext3):
> /
> swap
> /home
> /audio
> I guess when I'm installing software an arbitrarily structured partition table is likely to 
> result in chaos  something I'm naturally quite keen to avoid.
> Many thanks in advance,
> Tom

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