[PlanetCCRMA] 64-bit FC3 OK?

Nigel Henry cave.dnb@tiscali.fr
Thu Nov 3 10:17:01 2005

On Thursday 03 November 2005 17:20, D. R. Evans wrote:
> Sorry if this is a stupid question. I looked on the Planet site, but
> didn't find a definitive answer. Maybe because it was obvious to
> everyone else.
> I am about to wipe the disk of an Athlon 64 3500+ machine (it's
> currently running Mandriva 2006.0 x86_64, but I want to convert it to
> a more audio-friendly system), and install CCRMA completely from
> scratch.
> The first order of business seems to be to download and burn some FC3
> CDs. My question is: should I grab the x86_64 FC3 ISOs or the ordinary
> 32-bit FC3 ISOs?
>   Doc Evans
> PS Does anyone have any advice to offer on the size of disk
> partitions? I have a 200GB IDE disk.

Sorry I can't help on the other ?  I usually use fdisk on my Win ME boot 
floppy to partition new disks. I normally have only 2 partitions for my Linux 
installs. I'd suggest about 12GB for the / partition, and about 20GB for 
the /home. Obviously the usual 2x physical memory for swap. I also usually 
allocate about 20GB as fat32. This I find usefull for keeping backups on, as 
fat32 is accessible by all. You may wish to dual-boot another Linux distro on 
the same drive, and being able to access all the data on the fat32 partition 
can be quite usefull. All the best. Nigel.
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