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Filesystem Planning (cont.)

  • A few thoughts on partition sizing:
  • / + /usr requires about 1.5-2GB for a RedHat custom with a fairly comfortable workstation load and KDE or Gnome.
  • /var should be as large as possible, since it contains print queues, mail spools and logs. (Depends on machine use.)
  • /opt and /usr/local are for non-distribution software. Both are optional, and I use /opt for packages (e.g. StarOffice), and /usr/local for system software (e.g. Secure Shell and gnupg).
  • Partition sizes should fit the available drives. (Duh!)