[PlanetCCRMA] Partitioning a DAW, special?

sevol sevol@inwa.net
Tue Jan 16 18:42:04 2007

Thanks Jan,

& thanks again Fernando. So, I simplified:

"/boot" + "/" + "/data" + swap

Your reasoning for having a separate "/boot" partition seemed like 
something that might be worthwhile to fall back on if (or is it when?) I 
screw things up badly.

I'm stuck now on getting my wireless connection up. I guess the wireless 
network adapter isn't recognized, but that's another (non-audio & OT) 
story, one I'll try to solve elsewhere.


Jan Depner wrote:
> 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.