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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!)