Subject: Re: disk partition size
To: Bill Studenmund <>
From: Simon Burge <>
List: port-i386
Date: 12/06/1997 19:26:13
On Fri, 5 Dec 1997 20:49:39 -0800 (PST)  Bill Studenmund wrote:

> On Fri, 5 Dec 1997, Robert.V.Baron wrote:
> > 1. I think that most people do not want crash dumps.  (we need a
> >    survey.)
> > 
> > 2. I think that a 32Meg root and a 120 Meg usr work for most systems
> Just to add another data point, I've given up on having /usr a seperate
> partition. I'd be QUITE annoyed if sysinst made me have one.
> My thought is that with just 6 usable partitions (5 on i386) on large
> disks, it doesn't make sense to have a 32 Meg partition.

You _do_ have a choice.  The "standard" distribution partition layout
is a root, swap and usr.  With a "custom" layout, you get prompted for
the size of root and swap (and on the pmax and arm /usr), and get to add
anything left over to other partitions.  You can then change the sizes
and mount points if you want.

One example would be choose a "custom" partition layout, put 200MB in
root, 64 in swap and the rest in /usr1.  On a pmax for example, you'd
make the rest /usr, and then change the mount point to /usr1.

It isn't the greatest user interface ever seen, but it's not that

(Note that I haven't used an i386, so I'm not sure how the MBR stuff