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21. Appendix A: Partitioning Layout Table: Mounting and Linking

The following table is designed to make layout a simpler paper and pencil exercise. It is probably best to print it out (using NON PROPORTIONAL fonts) and adjust the numbers until you are happy with them.

Mount point is what directory you wish to mount a partition on or the actual device. This is also a good place to note how you plan to use symbolic links.

The size given corresponds to a fairly big Debian 1.2.6 installation. Other examples are coming later.

Mainly you use this table to select what structure and drives you will use, the partition numbers and letters will come from the next two tables.

Directory       Mount point     speed   seek    transfer        size    SIZE


swap            __________      ooooo   ooooo   ooooo           32      ____

/               __________      o       o       o               20      ____

/tmp            __________      oooo    oooo    oooo                    ____

/var            __________      oo      oo      oo              25      ____
/var/tmp        __________      oooo    oooo    oooo                    ____
/var/spool      __________                                              ____
/var/spool/mail __________      o       o       o                       ____
/var/spool/news __________      ooo     ooo     oo                      ____
/var/spool/____ __________      ____    ____    ____                    ____

/home           __________      oo      oo      oo                      ____

/usr            __________                                      500     ____
/usr/bin        __________      o       oo      o               250     ____
/usr/lib        __________      oo      oo      ooo             200     ____
/usr/local      __________                                              ____
/usr/local/bin  __________      o       oo      o                       ____
/usr/local/lib  __________      oo      oo      ooo                     ____
/usr/local/____ __________                                              ____
/usr/src        __________      o       oo      o               50      ____

DOS             __________      o       o       o                       ____
Win             __________      oo      oo      oo                      ____
NT              __________      ooo     ooo     ooo                     ____

/mnt._________  __________      ____    ____    ____                    ____
/mnt._________  __________      ____    ____    ____                    ____
/mnt._________  __________      ____    ____    ____                    ____
/_____________  __________      ____    ____    ____                    ____
/_____________  __________      ____    ____    ____                    ____
/_____________  __________      ____    ____    ____                    ____



Total capacity:


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