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Re: UDMA 66 , partitioning
This is how I have my partitioning on squishy.ameth.org:
squishy /home/koree > df
Filesystem 1k-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda2 2979868 1175544 1650504 42% /
/dev/hda5 396500 30736 345283 8% /var
/dev/hda8 209960 15 199103 0% /tmp
/dev/hda3 2979868 668212 2157836 24% /usr
/dev/hda1 97812 1062 91531 1% /boot
/dev/hda6 4963900 583924 4123744 12% /home
/dev/hda7 7095784 2116596 4612908 31% /users
/dev/hdc1 1503953 1156582 269656 81% /mnt/tmp
/boot is probably a bit large. But, I hate not having enough. I have 256
MBs of swap for 128 MBs of RAM. It's barely ever touched, but I'd rather
do that than run out altogether. Disregard /mnt/tmp. It's a HDD I'm
recovering data from. As far as UDMA is concerned. I have no
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On Sun, 18 Mar 2001 email@example.com wrote:
> I have a PIII 667, VIA Apollo Pro MB and necessary cables and I
> want to take advantage of UDMA/66 if possible. Here's my
> I have 3 IDE HD's. One(WD Caviar) is UDMA 66 capable. The
> other two(Seagate) are UDMA 33. I also have one IDE CD-ROM,
> which the manual states supports UDMA 33. I have heard that IDE
> devices operate at the speed of the slowest device on the controller,
> Would I have to install the WD by itself on one IDE controller in
> order to achieve UDMA 66 performance or will it operate
> independently of other IDE devices on the same controller? What
> would be the best drive configuration to maximize performance for
> my machine?
> PART 2
> What would be a good partitioning strategy to maximize
> performance? I have 128m of core, so: How much swap; where to
> put it; one big partition; small ones spread across the drives, etc.?
> Where to put /usr; separate partitions for /usr, /usr/bin; etc.?
> Where exactly can / reside now; can LILO/GRUB boot from any
> partition and any hd; One big / and swap? I think you see where I'm
> going with this. I have read a couple of partitioning how-to's/faqs
> and they sound interesting, which prompted this question, but is the
> hassle worth it? I don't mind getting my hands a little dirty here. I
> also will keep a small partition(s) devoted to DOS 6.2/Windows 98.
> I am getting ready to install Mandrake 7.2 and Red Hat 7.0 but I am
> holding off until I figure out whether or not I need to rearrange my
> Thanks all
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