Florian G. Pflug fgp at
Tue Feb 9 07:18:26 GMT 1999

On Tue, Feb 09, 1999 at 01:08:25PM +1100, Kenneth Porter wrote:
> >Our department needed a new file server for the computer lab, which 
> >has Win95 workstations, and I was tasked with the chore. Being a 
> >Linux advocate, I proposed a Linux file server running samba. Well, 
> >we are ready to order and I need to specify a partitioning strategy. 
> >I was hoping that some of you that might have already gone through 
> >this process, could impart some of your wisdom to me.
> I'd recommend one partition for swap and one for everything else. The
> only reason to further partition would be to insure that the boot files
> remain below the 1024 cylinder boundary.
> Having one partition eliminates the need to guess how big to make
> individual partitions. You can use quotas to control the size of user
> home directories.

I would use an extra partition for /home, for /, something like /samba
for your shares and a swap partition.

                                      Greetings, Florian Pflug

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