Unformatted text preview: irtual memory. If the system has 16 MB of RAM or
less, you must create a swap partition. Even if you have more RAM, swap is still
necessary. The minimum size of a swap partition should be equal to your physical RAM,
or 16 MB (whichever is larger). Red Hat recommends 32 MB for workstation installation
and 64 for server installation root (83) Root partition is where the root directory resides. It only needs to contain things necessary
to boot your system, as well as system configuration files. 50~80 MB works well for most
systems /usr This is where most software on Linux systems resides. This partition should be between
200~500 MB, depending on how many packages you plan to install. Any RPM-based
package you install later will use this space /home This is where users' home directories go /milo Alpha users that will be using MILO to boot their systems should create a 1.5 MB DOS
partition where MILO can be copied after the installation is complete /usr/local Traditionally, this partition has been used to hold things you wish to keep separate from
the rest of your Linux system /usr/src Linux kernel sources and sources for RPM-Based packages are stored here /tmp For temporary files Red Hat Certified Engineer (RH302)
Create ext2 (Second Extended filesystem) Linux filesystem partition using the mke2fs (make filesystem)
mke2fs -c <partition> <size>
mke2fs -c /dev/hda3 162344
(162344 is the size in blocks.)
Other than the ext2 file system, Xia file system, Extended filesystem, and Minix filesystem are available for
Linux. To create those filesystems, use mkxfs (for Xia), mkfs (for Minix), and mkefs (for extended file system).
Enable swap space for installation using mkswap command.
mkswap -c <partition> <size>.
mkswap -c /dev/hda1 13565
Most PC BIOSs can't handle more than 1024 cylinders on a disk drive. You can't create DOS or Linux partitions
or filesystems that go beyond the 1023rd cylinder ( SCO allows the user to do anything beyond the 1024 limit).
Red Hat Linux can use partitions beyond the 1024 limit, but it c...
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