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September 28th, 2008, 09:57 AM
Hello all,

thanks for the help :)
I have searched the forums and googled the web without finding a conclusive anwser. Thats why i post here now.

My Hardware:
- CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
- RAM: 4GB (inted to extend that to 8GB in the near future)
- HDs: 3 * 500GB SATA
- MoBo: Asus P5Q Pro

My Goal:
Setup Ubuntu 64bit (no 4GB AM limit) and use the FakeRAID 5 of the motherboard
(i found this links very helpful for that purpose:

I want to run a couple of virtual servers on this hardware (XP, Vista, my production webserver development copy,...)

From my research so far i ound that i need:
- /SWAP ~8GB
- /boot ~2GB
- / (root) ~20GB
- /home rest

what about other partitions i found like:

any help will be appretiated

Vivaldi Gloria
September 28th, 2008, 11:05 AM
I don't know about FakeRAID but let me comment on your partitioning:

From my research so far i ound that i need:
- /SWAP ~8GB
- /boot ~2GB
- / (root) ~20GB
- /home rest

For boot 150MB is enough. If you're going to compile your own kernels then increase it to 500MB.

8GB Swap is huge. I also have a Q6600 with 4GB ram. I don't use more than 200MB swap in general use. I'm yet to see anything over 450MB.

20GB root is OK. You can reduce it to 15GB.

what about other partitions i found like:

In a desktop system these partitions are not necessary in general. Don't bother making them.

September 28th, 2008, 06:26 PM
Thanks for the answer.