partition sizes

stosss stosss at
Tue Feb 16 15:26:24 PST 2010

On Tue, Feb 16, 2010 at 6:10 PM,  <aztec007 at> wrote:
> Hey guys, I have a system with 3 separate Hard drives that I would like to
> know how to partition and I would like to know if there is anyone with any
> suggestions.
> There are currently three hard drives on my system:
> #1 :     20 GB drive
> #2 :     200 GB drive
> #3 :     250 GB drive
> Based on this setup, is it possible to have /root and /boot on two separate
> drives (in my case '/root' was in #2, and '/boot' was on #1)? The reason I
> ask is because I attempted to do an install using this scheme but it gave me
> error 17 or 15 ( one of them) so if anyone could offer any solution such
> that I can use HD #1 and #1 together in my Linux install would be great. And
> also, how big should '/root' paritition be considering that the drive I use
> for it is 200GBs, well, Thank you for all the help!!!

Assuming #1 is hda and so on:

hda is a little excessive just for /boot

I would put / and /boot and swap on hda and put /usr and /var on hdb
and /home on hdc. But hey there are all kinds of way it can be done.

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