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Offline x1066x

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Arch Linux Partitioning
« on: May 13, 2019, 02:25:03 PM »
I've used Linux many times over the years, and now I'm going to make the move from Winblows 10 to linux (Which I've done a few times), When I did these past moves it was other distros which did automatic partitioning for you, I would like to keep the partitions all separate like so:

/BOOT 200 or EFI 550
/ROOT 15GB or 20GB
/VAR 8 to 12GB
/SWAP 16GB
/HOME Rest

this is an eample I put together my self, the query I need to know is What Size partitions should I choose for each? I'm using A 1 Terabyte Mechanical Hard Drive, are the sizes I put fine, or should I change them?

Cheers in Advance :) sorry for the long windedness!

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Re: Arch Linux Partitioning
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2019, 04:17:36 PM »
If that works for you.... Run with it =D
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Re: Arch Linux Partitioning
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2019, 07:19:10 PM »
I make the root 30GB most od the time, and the swap at least equal to the memory, although many people are using a swap file instead.  I also place the home last so if the OS has to be reinstalled, I can keep the home and keep all my docs, pics, etc.  I agree with your setup.  Good luck.

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Re: Arch Linux Partitioning
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2019, 07:11:18 AM »
Don't laugh, but I have a STRANGE partition scheme... My OS is on a 120G SSD and I have in internal 500G HDD.
the SSD holds the root file system (and home) on one partition... the HDD is for archive data and personal files. I use Simlinks to the HDD for various things...
package cache, archives, media, documents and other files which waste valuable SSD space are simlinked to the HDD for optimum efficiency.
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Re: Arch Linux Partitioning
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2019, 10:02:09 PM »
I make the root 30GB most od the time, and the swap at least equal to the memory, although many people are using a swap file instead.  I also place the home last so if the OS has to be reinstalled, I can keep the home and keep all my docs, pics, etc.  I agree with your setup.  Good luck.

I would agree with this idea of making the /Root larger, although I would probably go even larger than 30... up to about 60>100.

The reason being, a lot of your applications are stored to /usr somewhere and /usr is under /(root) so if you add a lot of apps, you can find yourself running out of root... the other solution is to have a separate /usr

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Re: Arch Linux Partitioning
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2019, 12:53:34 AM »
I prefer to keep mine altogether under root dir, although I understand that (from a restoration standpoint), that is a very big no-no. Then again, most of my stuff is all saved in the cloud, so I'm able to start over without too much trouble vs somebody who stores a ton of stuff locally. Eh, everyone's setup will be a bit different.  :D