[PlanetCCRMA] Partitioning a DAW, special?

Jan Depner eviltwin69@cableone.net
Mon Jan 15 19:04:01 2007

On Mon, 2007-01-15 at 11:09 -0800, Fernando Lopez-Lezcano wrote:
> 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...

    I basically do the same although I call /home something else (just
out of old habits).  I do create a separate /boot but it's only 100MB.
The rationale being that if you screw up something bad in / the system
may still boot.  Having been hosed on old Sun systems when /tmp filled
up I like to have everything in the same pot so that whatever needs more
space can get it.

Jan 'Evil Twin' Depner

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