Basic knowledge about Linux Partition

There are three types of partitions: primary partitions, extended partitions and logical drives.

 

 

 

 

 

File System

/ you have to have one

/boot Type ox83      This is where your kernel images go. must, for boot the system.

/swap Type ox82      used as RAM, usually make it’s size the same size of RAM

or twice size of the RAM

/home This is where users home directories go. If you do not impose quotas on your users, this ought to be in its own partition.

/usr System software; This is where most executable binaries go. In addition, the kernel source tree goes here, and much documentation.

/opt big application software

/tmp Some programs write temporary data files here. Usually, they are quite small. However, if you run computationally intensive jobs, like science or engineering applications, hundreds of megabytes could be required for brief periods of time. In this case, keep /tmp in a different partition than /.

/var Some programs write temporary data files here. Usually, they are quite small. However, if you run computationally intensive jobs, like science or engineering applications, hundreds of megabytes could be required for brief periods of time. In this case, keep /tmp in a different partition than /.

When planning and buying disk space, remember to set aside a sufficient amount of money for backup! Unbackuped data is worthless! Data reproduction costs are much higher than backup costs for virtually everyone!

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