[PlanetCCRMA] Partitioning a DAW, special?

Fernando Lopez-Lezcano nando@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Mon Jan 15 11:10:05 2007

On Sun, 2007-01-14 at 06:40 -0800, sevol wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm about to install FC5 + PlanetCCRMA on a laptop & my search for info 
> about possible special partitioning needs for a Linux DAW hasn't 
> uncovered anything. This question isn't too rudimentary, I hope. Perhaps 
> I don't know where to look, but finding nothing to indicate differently 
> I'm thinking this will be ok:
> System Drive
> 60GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/100 (dual boot - 24GB taken by XP)
> /	 0.75GB
> /usr	 7.00GB
> /tmp	 2.00GB
> /swap	 1.00GB
> /var	 0.75GB
> /home	24.50GB

I usually use just "/", swap and "/home" (home separate so that you can
reinstall the os from scratch and keep /home). I can't think of a good
reason these days to split "/" into several partitions - old timers
might remember that things like /tmp would go into a separate partition,
what I fuzzily remember are concerns about /tmp filling up the whole
root partition otherwise, and the potential for a hung computer...

-- Fernando

> USB External Drive
> 300GB
> /audio	300GB
> _______________
> To people who know what they're doing, does this arrangement look bad? 
> Should a separate /boot partition be added? Is there a better way? Have 
> I somehow escaped reality? Would the /swap drive be faster on my 
> external drive? (But then, what if the external drive isn't available 
> because I'm using the laptop without it? Would a /swap partition on both 
> drives still be a way to go?)
> My setup: Dell Precision M60
> Mobile Intel Pentium M 2.00GHz; 1024MB (DDR SDRAM); SigmaTel Audio 
> (onboard audio); PreSonus Firepod; Midiman KeyStation
> Suggestions, help, comments or relevant links? Anything, please,
> 							underwater
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