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Old 02-11-2002
Question Fresh Solaris installation

Dear experts
I am going to do a fresh installation of Solaris 8 on my spark workstation. Which partitions or subdirectories I have to make during installation. Which size you recommend. My installation disk is 8 GB.
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Old 02-11-2002
This is normally a matter of opinion. Some folks like to separate everything, others say why bother.

Experience shows that if you let users access to a filesystem, they will fill it up. So it is a good habit to keep them off of /.

You can have any of the following (sorry just had to fix it):

/ /usr /var
/ /usr /var /opt
/ /usr /var /export/home
/ /usr /opt /export/home
/ /usr /var /opt /export/home

The sizes will be given to you for some of the partitions in the installation - according to what filesystems you want should control the size. What filesystems you want will matter on what you are going to do with the system. For example - if it's going to be a web server and most of the space is needed for html pages and logs, then /opt should be the largest partition (with /var getting some extra for the log files). If you are going to have users signing in, then you should have an /export/home that is big enough to handle the amount of users.

Take a look at the application needs, then decide on the filesystems and size.

Last edited by thehoghunter; 02-11-2002 at 05:54 PM..
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Old 02-12-2002
Thanks a lot

I will arrange it.
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