Subject: Re: How should I configure NetBSD?
To: John Marohn <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Rob Leland <leland@freetocreate>
Date: 10/25/1995 23:25:16
This is my 720 MB drive note that if you install 1.0 ffs should be ufs
/dev/sd1a / ffs rw 1 1
/dev/sd1d /var ffs rw 1 2
/dev/sd1e /usr ffs rw 1 2
/dev/sd1f /local ffs rw 1 2
/dev/sd1g /usr/src ffs rw 1 2
This is my 340MB drive
/dev/sd0d /home ffs rw 1 2
/dev/sd0e /proj ffs rw 1 2
/dev/sd0a /sd/sd0/a ffs rw 1 2 This is my spare root
Notice I have a separate /var, This is just incase the mail directory
or some other log file grows really big and wants to corrupt my root
partition. It can't since it is on another file system!
It is also good if the system locks up, like in X. Most likely the
'/' partition will be ok when you fsck it.
Here is how I have my space allocated: 2 blocks = 1K
Filesystem 512-blocks Used Avail Capacity Mounted on
/dev/sd1a 32910 22440 8824 72% /
/ = 16MB Just about right size,
Could just get by on 12MB) since we have /var
/dev/sd1d 39054 1742 35358 5% /var
/var = 20MB Too big, could be 1/2=(10MB) or 1/3 this size and be ok.
/dev/sd1e 198206 150040 38254 80% /usr
/usr = 100MB Probably, Just right size It could be
trimmed down a bit but NO smaller than 90MB
/dev/sd1f 297342 106054 176420 38% /local
/local or /usr/local = 150MB Here I have X11R6 and all the /usr/local stuff
I would not recommend shrinking this down but if I had to 100MB Min!
/dev/sd1g 694364 252188 407456 38% /usr/src
This contains the entire NetBSD source tree, right now there are
no object files in here. When it gets full usage goes to about
250MB. However it is possible to:
Using this method usage only goes up to at most (180MB)
/dev/sd0d 63122 35416 24548 59% /home
/dev/sd0e 482812 150604 308066 33% /proj
My scrap directory used to build stuff. beware though this
wasn't big enough to build the entire X11R6 though :-O! To my horror!
/dev/sd0a 30910 19036 8782 68% /sd/sd0/a
This is my spare root, it has it's own /var
Hope this gives you some idea of how much space NetBSD occupies.