partition sizes

Dominic Ringuet dringuet at
Wed Feb 17 06:52:15 PST 2010

Here we are, though I'm not a fat hard driver as many of you are.

/dev/hda 80gb
/dev/hdc 40gb

/dev/hda1 16mb /boot
/dev/hda2 20gb /
/dev/hda3 20gb /

/dev/hda4 + /dev/hdc1 = /dev/md0 80gb /home

/dev/hda5 + /dev/hdc2 = remaining swap for roughly 1.5gb

hda2 and hda3 are used as current root and future building ground for the
next system. For the swap, I have read somewhere that the outer rim of the
drive is faster and better suited for swap. That seemed logical and went for

md0 is a stripe (raid 0) and is quite efficient for the large chunks of data
laying on the home directory.

Other interesting facts:
I'm currently running my 5th generation of LFS (compiling LFS from LFS, from
LFS, ...) and the system is rock solid like I have rarely seen. LFS provides
me with the exact system I need, the bare minimum with the tools to develop
further more. I don't even bother with kde, gnome and the like, a simple X
session with xterm being enough.

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