[Ilugc] How much disk space do I allot for different distros ?
- From: praveen@xxxxxxxxxxx (Praveen Kumar)
- Date: Thu, 06 May 2004 18:18:27 +0530
Sanjay Chigurupati wrote:
a) Have a 4.5 GB for XP ( dont flame)
This should be OK. Can't have a great deal of Windows softwares in 4.5
b) plan on 1.5 GB for backup ( Important files like resume and other docs
in case I remove XP and put somethin else)
This is vital. Plan to increase this.
c) Debian woody - 10 GB ( Is this too much)
Over optimistic space. 6 GB can do a good job.
d) Gentoo version 1.4 ( 2 cds) - 5 GB ( Is this sufficient)
Over optimistic again. 3.5 GB is enough.
e) FreeBSD 5.1 ( 4 cds) - 6 GB
I think you will not exceep 4 or 5 GB.
f) Open BSD 3.3 (1 cd) - 3GB ( is this 2 much)
2 GB should be a good deal for OpenBSD.
g) RH 9 - 7 GB ( is this 2 much) - plan to do some development for SANE
h) LFS ( Linux from Scratch) - 4 GB
I think it's less. You should have room for sources and compilation space.
and a common swap space of 512 MB ( have physical RAM of 256 MB)
BSDs will not sit on non logical partitions. So, ensure that FreeBSD and
OpenBSD is on primary partition.
One more issue is that you can't use Linux swap for FreeBSD or OpenBSD.
You have to create a swap slice inside the BSD partition. So, you have
to think about additional swap space for BSDs.
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