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    Good partition for F30 Workstation?

    Hi!
    For workstation this setup is good? Or there is another recommendations for good setup to use on laptop?
    PC got 8GB of RAM.



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    Re: Good partition for F30 Workstation?

    It will work and, as long as 32 GB is enough for root (it should be, but it depends on how much software you install), it will be fine. You will have to ensure your journal is kept clean, or it will eat it up.

    I personally prefer gpt partitioning (to eliminate the 4 partition limit) and btrfs for volume management. Fedora's Anaconda installer defaults to lvm volume management; why don't you use that?

    Another alternative would be to just use three partitions (/boot, swap, and everything else in root). That way, you wouldn't have to worry about root filling up while there is still plenty of space available on the drive.

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    Re: Good partition for F30 Workstation?

    Should work, 32 GB is ample for root unless you really go all out on applications, never rotate your logs and not run some sort of cleaning (of /var/tmp). I haven't seen more than 8-9 Gb for programs and say 2 Gb for logs. May be read up on logrotate and journal.conf as you can use both to ensure logs do not grow w/o limits.

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    Re: Good partition for F30 Workstation?

    Here is what is missing: a partition of 1 gig for /boot

    A boot partition of 1gig ext4 format typically follows the 256meg efi partition.
    It doe not have to follow directly. You can shrink P4 to 1gig, and use it for the /boot partition
    Now, create a partition P5 immediately following the 1git P4. It will become the P5 that will be created.
    It will server as your /home partition.
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    Re: Good partition for F30 Workstation?

    At first glance, I'd say your root is more than enough. I usually only set a 20G for a portable laptop. Your swap is a bit small-ish, though. With 8G of RAM, your swap should be at least 8G, too. You're not likely to hit the limits of your RAM, but if you do, and it starts trying to thrash the disk for swap, it is going to hit the 4G wall and crash.

    That being said, if you decide to do much video editing, you can easily eat 8G of RAM without trying too hard.

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