Monday, May 5, 2014

Hard disk partition

For my work, I partition my hard disk like this:

/boot      500 MB       primary partition      Ext4
/swap     32 GB          primary partition      Ext4
/        120 GB         primary partition        Ext4
/home      the rest of the hard disk    logical partition    Ext4

I mainly store files. /home gets the most of the space.

There should be enough space for the programs. There should also be enough space for the boot loader of GRUB in /boot.

Partitioning the hard disk is good for backing up, e.g. by Redo Backup and Recovery.

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