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12.5. Advice on Partitions

Optimal partition setup depends on the usage for the Linux system in question. The following tips may help you decide how to allocate your disk space.
The following table is a possible partition setup for a system with a single, new 80 GB hard disk and 1 GB of RAM. Note that approximately 10 GB of the volume group is unallocated to allow for future growth.

Example Usage

This setup is not optimal for all use cases.
PartitionSize and type
/boot100 MB ext3 partition
swap2 GB swap
LVM physical volumeRemaining space, as one LVM volume group
The physical volume is assigned to the default volume group and divided into the following logical volumes:
PartitionSize and type
/3 GB ext3
/usr8 GB ext3
/usr/local2 GB ext3
/var4 GB ext3
/home50 GB ext3
Example 12.1. Example Partition Setup