Subject: Re: Help requested with Partitioning for new install
To: Rob Windsor <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Ken Hornstein <email@example.com>
Date: 09/28/1994 14:43:10
>I'm fixing to do a fresh install of NetBSD-current from the 'unofficial'
>Beta installation disks, and I was wanting some input on what to designate
>as sizes for some various partitions...
>---===*** Number 1 ***===--- ---===*** Number 2 ***===---
>/ - 30 cyls (15M) / - 30 cyls (15M)
>swap - 32 cyls (16M) swap - 32 cyls (16M)
>/home - 121 cyls (60M) /usr/src - 160 cyls (80M)
>/usr - 120 cyls (60M) /usr - 81 cyls (40M)
>/blah - 30 cyls (15M) /blah - 30 cyls (15M)
>/usr/local - 312 cyls (156M) - ? /usr/local - 504 cyls (252M)
>/usr/src - 312 cyls (156M) - ? /home - 120 cyls (60M)
>Basically, I'd like to give /usr/local lots of room, and tighten down on
>/usr and /usr/src (By 'tighten down', I mean: figure what's required now
>add ~5% for upgrade expansion). Which, is why I have #2 above, that's
>my preference (if i can get away with it). /home doesn't matter that
>much since there are only going to be about two-three active accounts.
Create a separate /var partition; this gives mail and printer spool files
a separate area to work from, and if you do it right you can make /usr
read-only (sometime in the future you may want to have some dataless clients).
Give your setup, I would also configure swap partitions on both drives (16 M
on each, I think 16Mb total swap is too little).
>So, this bottom question is: How much room is required for /usr/src and
Here are the disk usage reports from my and my wife's system at home, for
everything in /usr:
/usr/home is all of our home directories, so obviously you won't have that :-)
/usr/src includes a couple of kernel compiles, and there may be some objects
floating around there.
You'll still need another 10Mb for /usr/obj.
This is if you want _everything_ in /usr/src; if you just want to do kernel
compiles, you can get away with a lot less.
>Another question, is there any dox on configuring for SLIP or PPP? I'm
>going to be doing that as well, but don't remember seeing any pointers
>or whatever on setting that up. (This area is going to be new to me
>since I have a 14.4k modem this time).
There isn't much in the way for slip, but the pppd man page is pretty nice.