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Old 08-27-2002
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I'm installing Solaris 8 Intel Version on my pc at home. I'm having problems with splicing up the disk. I have a 6 gig harddrive. how should I split it up
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Old 08-28-2002
If you don't know, use the default (auto layout). There are too many things involved to give you a size for everything.

Swap should be twice the size of memory (rule of thumb)

If you are using it as a workstation - default is fine
If you are adding applications such as mailserver, ftp server, web server....each requires different things. Let's say you are setting up a mailserver using Sendmail. Your /var/spool/mqueue should be it's own partition so if you start getting hit hard with spam it won't fill your /var or / partition. Same type of scenerio with ftp (just a different directory).

Solaris should give you minimum and/or recommended sizes of the partitions but it doesn't know what you are using it for either.
 

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