Subject: Re: partition sizes?
To: Space Case <email@example.com>
From: Perry E. Metzger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/17/1998 13:15:28
Space Case writes:
> My son, who is used to running games on Win95, has been watching me
> run NetBSD with KDE and thinks it's so cool that he wants it on the
> new computer I'll be buying him. My question is, if I get a big HD
> that'll have room for his games and for NetBSD, what size and order
> should I make the partitions? I figure, on a 5-6GB drive, having a
> 2GB Win partition and root/swap/usr for NetBSD...
The only thing to worry about is to make sure that you deal reasonably
with the fact that many PC BIOSes can't deal with any blocks past a
certain point because of old BIOS limits, and unfortunately our boot
blocks use the BIOS to load the kernel...