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Linux partitions advice

Discussion in 'Linux & Open Source' started by PaulStat, Nov 9, 2019.

  1. PaulStat


    Joined: Mar 1, 2003

    Posts: 5,400

    Location: Cotham, Bristol

    After a bit of advice for a Linux (Ubuntu) partitioning newbie. Recently bought myself a server for home use, just as a playground for VM's, Docker, general devsecops stuff like kubernetes, Jenkins etc.

    Anyway server came with a 1TB HDD I also had lying around a 60GB SSD and another 1.5TB HDD. Currently I have 16GB RAM but eventually intend to use all slots and get it up to 64GB so I can run plenty of VM's if I so require.

    Anyway being a bit of newb to partitioning (always just gone with defaults in the past), currently I've just got the following setup

    60GB SSD
    - Single ext4 physical parition mounted to '/'
    1TB HDD
    - 128GB Swap space at start of device
    - Rest logical partition mounted to /home
    1.5TB HDD
    - All mounted so /usr

    Just interested to see what others have configured.
  2. memyselfandi


    Joined: Oct 10, 2005

    Posts: 8,570

    Location: Nottingham

    Erm, I really wouldn't have gone with that layout.

    Frankly 60gb is fine for the OS, personally I'd have split /boot with /root but you don't have to.

    Do you really need a 1TB /home ?
    You do not need a 1.5TB /usr under any circumstances. I'd have probably have split it using LVM between /var/lib/docker (if you want to play with docker) and something like /vm to put VMs into if you are wanting to run VMs rather than just containers.
  3. pete910


    Joined: Oct 3, 2013

    Posts: 2,596

    Weird partitioning that @PaulStat, each to there own :D


    1 Tb NVME
    200mb boot
    60 GB /
    4 GB Swap
    the rest is /home

    1tb 850 ssd mounted /home/%user/Games

    I did have a 512 ssd mounted as Videos but that gave up the ghost :( so i bought a 970 evo to put in to raid the two NVME drives, not got round to it yet :D