1850, Debian No RAID Large Disk Question?

Paul Yuergens yuergens at psych.ucla.edu
Mon Mar 28 17:50:19 CST 2005


hello,

I am installing Debian on an 1850 with an 80 GB scsi hard drive. it 
will be used as an apache/php web server. i read the following

"Ext2 partitions tend to perform poorly on file system integrity 
checking when they are larger than 6GB or so"

from here:

http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/i386/ch-partitioning.en.html

so here is the partition table i came up with:

UP (Utility Partition)
/ - 512 MB
/boot - 20 MB
swap - 256 MB
/usr - 6 GB
/home - 6GB
/var - 6GB
/tmp - 6GB
/usr/local - 6GB


Question 1
since i don't want to waste disk space would i create 6 or 7 more 
partitions and name them whatever OR create partitions/mount points for 
the other directories in the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard (except dev 
+ proc)

             bin       Essential command binaries
             boot      Static files of the boot loader
             dev       Device files
             etc       Host-specific system configuration
             home      User home directories
             lib       Essential shared libraries and kernel modules
             mnt       Mount point for mounting a file system temporarily
             proc      Virtual directory for system information
             root      Home directory for the root user
             sbin      Essential system binaries
             tmp       Temporary files
             usr       Secondary hierarchy
             var       Variable data
             opt       Add-on application software packages

Question 2
Is the BIOS set to this mode already
"If you have a large disk, you might have to use cylinder translation 
techniques, which you can set from your BIOS setup program, such as LBA 
(Logical Block Addressing) or CHS translation mode (``Large''). More 
information about issues with large disks can be found in the Large 
Disk HOWTO. If you are using a cylinder translation scheme, and the 
BIOS does not support the large disk access extensions, then your boot 
partition has to fit within the translated representation of the 1024th 
cylinder."

Question 3
If I am running Debian and no RAID do i need the utility partition


thanks,

Paul

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