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Re: UDMA 66 , partitioning

This is how I have my partitioning on squishy.ameth.org:

squishy /home/koree > df
Filesystem           1k-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda2              2979868   1175544   1650504  42% /
/dev/hda5               396500     30736    345283   8% /var
/dev/hda8               209960        15    199103   0% /tmp
/dev/hda3              2979868    668212   2157836  24% /usr
/dev/hda1                97812      1062     91531   1% /boot
/dev/hda6              4963900    583924   4123744  12% /home
/dev/hda7              7095784   2116596   4612908  31% /users
/dev/hdc1              1503953   1156582    269656  81% /mnt/tmp

/boot is probably a bit large.  But, I hate not having enough.  I have 256
MBs of swap for 128 MBs of RAM.  It's barely ever touched, but I'd rather
do that than run out altogether.  Disregard /mnt/tmp.  It's a HDD I'm
recovering data from.  As far as UDMA is concerned.  I have no
idea.  Sorry.


Koree A. Smith  | Ameth Technologies
koree@koree.net | koree@ameth.org

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On Sun, 18 Mar 2001 crumb@midwest.net wrote:

> I have a PIII 667, VIA Apollo Pro MB and necessary cables and I 
> want to take advantage of UDMA/66 if possible.  Here's my 
> question(s):
> I have 3 IDE HD's. One(WD Caviar)  is UDMA 66 capable. The 
> other two(Seagate) are UDMA 33.  I also have one IDE CD-ROM, 
> which the manual states supports UDMA 33.  I have heard that IDE 
> devices operate at the speed of the slowest device on the controller, 
> so...
> Would I have to install the WD by itself on one IDE controller in 
> order to achieve UDMA 66 performance or will it operate 
> independently of other IDE devices on the same controller?  What 
> would be the best drive configuration to maximize performance for 
> my machine?
> PART 2
> What would be a good partitioning strategy to maximize 
> performance?  I have 128m of core, so: How much swap; where to 
> put it; one big partition; small ones spread across the drives, etc.?
> Where to put /usr; separate partitions for /usr, /usr/bin; etc.?
> Where exactly can / reside now; can LILO/GRUB boot from any 
> partition and any hd; One big / and swap? I think you see where I'm 
> going with this. I have read a couple of partitioning how-to's/faqs 
> and they sound interesting, which prompted this question, but is the 
> hassle worth it? I don't mind getting my hands a little dirty here. I 
> also will keep a small partition(s) devoted to DOS 6.2/Windows 98.
> I am getting ready to install Mandrake 7.2 and Red Hat 7.0 but I am 
> holding off until I figure out whether or not I need to rearrange my 
> hd's.  
> Thanks all
> 										crumb
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