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[opensuse] Best Disk Layout
  • From: Robin Klitscher <robnk@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2007 12:43:15 +1200
  • Message-id: <46F070A3.9060405@xxxxxxxxxx>
My old desktop computer died in such a way that I'm faced with complete reinstall(s) on its replacement, multi-boot including openSuSE 10.2, starting from new disks, new everything. Core 2 Quad CPU.

In searching the Net for advice on an optimum disk layout, all I've succeeded in doing is confuse myself in trying to come to terms with the often contradictory advice out there.

Given that space will not be a problem of itself (two SATA 320 GB disks, non-RAID), what layout would make sense? I want to do individual partitions for /, /boot, and /home; but what about others? What about /usr, or /var? What are the plusses and minuses involved (a lot of Net afficionados refer to these but don't explain what they are)?

Opinions or advice will be gratefully received.   Thank you.

Robin Klitscher
Wellington "Harbour City", NZ
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