May 22nd, 2003, 17:54
I'll make this quick and brief.

I was curious as to what everyone's favorite partition layout was? For instance, what partitions in *BSD should have more room than other? /home? /var? /usr? /?

I was just curious as I will be putting up more and more *BSD machines over the next few weeks. ;)

For instance, how would this go: On a 20gig drive

/boot = 100mb
/var = 4gb
/home = 4gb
swap = twice ram, 1gb
/ = whats left


May 22nd, 2003, 18:23
The 20gb on my OpenBSD 3.3 home machine is as follows:
/dev/wd0a 97M 36M 56M 39% /
/dev/wd0h 774M 1.0M 735M 0% /tmp
/dev/wd0f 1.6G 1.4G 210M 87% /usr
/dev/wd0j 560M 1.0K 532M 0% /usr/obj
/dev/wd0g 1.1G 361M 675M 35% /usr/local
/dev/wd0d 97M 7.2M 85M 8% /var
/dev/wd0e 48M 508K 46M 1% /var/mail
/dev/wd0i 13G 11G 1.3G 89% /home
plus 1gb for swap.

That's mainly a desktop machine. What are you using yours for? Why the large /var?

May 22nd, 2003, 19:59
Hmm....well, for my particular use, it will be a desktop.
However, im not exactly sure which partitions should require more space....

I see you have quite a large /home partition. Any particular specifications/suggestions that should work for a desktop? I'm planning on really testing out ports. :)


May 22nd, 2003, 20:48
With ports make sure you have a large /usr Everything will be installed into there