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Re: [opensuse] small installation help
James Knott said the following on 10/30/2011 12:46 PM:
Linux Tyro wrote:
On Sun, Oct 30, 2011 at 9:06 PM, Anton Aylward
<opensuse@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

The main reason I'd have for disagreeing is something Tyro hasn't told
us (Or that I didn't note): the size of his disk.

Its 250 GB.

You might be able to squeeze it in. ;-)

My E520 has a 320 GB drive, of which about 195 GB is used for the Linux
installation. The partition set up by the installation was
automagically set to 20 GB and /home is 173 GB.

My headless server, and old, old Dell with just 512M of memory, has a
250G drive and uses LVM. No Windows though.
# fdisk -l /dev/sda

Disk /dev/sda: 250.1 GB, 250059350016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x62756647

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 1 90 722893+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 91 220 1044225 82 Linux swap
/dev/sda3 221 30401 242428882+ 8e Linux LVM

# pvscan
PV /dev/sda3 VG vgmain lvm2 [231.20 GB / 141.08 GB free]
Total: 1 [231.20 GB] / in use: 1 [231.20 GB] / in no VG: 0 [0 ]

That's 141G free within the LVM.
On a file server. That is the DHCP server, the LDAP server, the DNS
server, the HTTP server for the LAN. An old Dell machine at 1GHz. It
never breaks into a sweat. If it ever fails I have an old 486 laptop
that I could run a LiveCD on and jury-rig that same drive ... I don't
expect that to be a strain either ... :-)

250G is lots of space to play with. You could four separate
distributions in there, each with separate /, /tmp, /home, /usr

Perhaps I am a dinosaur, but if I saw the word "hacker" used positively
on a resume, I would have trouble continuing. Hacking means using
"quick and dirty" means to achieve an objective without concern for
"collateral damage" and is totally opposite to my philosophy of "first,
do no harm".
-- Pagett Peterson, Wednesday, January 18, 2006
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