Linux and NTFS

Wilkinson,Alex Alex.Wilkinson at dsto.defence.gov.au
Thu Dec 12 17:08:37 CST 2002


It really all depends on what you are using the machine for.
This will lead you to a conclusion as to what your filesystem layout will be.

 - aW


	>Finally, any suggestions on how I should partition the
	>drive? It is a 40 G drive (which works out to be about
	>38Gb). I am planning on having 2 XP partitions (ie a C: and
	>D: drive) that will be about 18-20 Gb total, and I want a
	>main Linux partition that will end up about 10-12 Gb and a
	>swap partition of 512 Mb (I have 512Mb RAM installed). This
	>leaves about 5 Gb for another Linux Partition that I want to
	>play with Linux From Scratch (and Beyond Linux From Scratch)
	>in and another swap partition. Two questions that come to
	>mind - Is this a realistic amount to set aside for LFS and
	>BLFS? and do I still need 512Mb swap partitions? The reason
	>I ask is that 512MB of Swap is an awful lot. If you use the
	>rule of thumb of double the RAM as the Swap that is/was
	>common with smaller RAM sizes, this makes what I would
	>consider HUGE swaps. Any comments and suggestions would be
	>mostly welcome.

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