Good Partition Schemes anybody?

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  1. mmmdreg macrumors 65816

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    I was just wondering what partitioning scheme would be good for my 40gigger. I know there is a thread going on about partitioning but the posts seem to have gone a bit away from the topic so yeah...

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  2. teabgs macrumors 68030

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    it really depends what you are using your machince for. Also, how much you use OSX and OS9. Then of course there's the whole personal preference thing. How organized do you want it? If you look in that thread (I won't link since you've read it) mymemory I believe posted the best scheme that I've seen yet. I'll set my new system up like that as soon as it arrive.....well, after the drooling stops. :D
     
  3. Beej macrumors 68020

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    Hey hey, another fellow Aussie! Welcome.

    IMHO, either just put everything on the one drive, or put OS 9 on a small (2GB-ish) partition and put OS X on the rest. Keep the OS 9 system and apps in the 9 drive, and all files and OS X stuff on the X drive.
     
  4. mmmdreg thread starter macrumors 65816

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    some linux people say 1 each for the OS's and then one for every user...sound oright?
     
  5. mac15 macrumors 68040

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    Another aussie congrads

    About partiton thing you should have

    2 partions 2gig each for the OS
    5gig: scratch partion for photoshop, final cut pro and so on
    Apps X : 10 gig
    Apps 9: 10 gig
    Mp3s: about 8 gig
    and documents and any other stuff you have

    Me personally
    I would have
    OS X and apps
    OS 9 and apps
    MP3s
    Shared

    but it comes down to personal preference
     
  6. teabgs macrumors 68030

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    Are you gonna have a bunch of users? Is that really necessary? I'd go with the three said partitions...but up them to 2GB just in case....you never know...WE had this problem at work and we could'nt upgrade cause there wasnt enough space on the partition.
     
  7. mmmdreg thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Hi Beej...u seem to notice everyone who is Aussie...actually, im still not a Australian citizen so im not technically "Aussie"...
    getting back to the point, teabgs, theres no mymemory in the thread i had read but there are multiple posts on partitioning schemes so yeah...what were you talking about?

    -Dreg-
     
  8. mac15 macrumors 68040

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    so what if he does he allowed to
    its just cool to see more and more aussies on the boards
     
  9. mmmdreg thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ok..i've decided on 2 gigs for the OS's, the rest for the users and the swap...whats the deal with people having 1.5 gig swap partitions? apparently, only 128mb is enough...also, according to my linux sources, osx doesnt use swap partitions the same as linux so it might not be needed straight out. Can anyone help out?
     
  10. teabgs macrumors 68030

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  11. mmmdreg thread starter macrumors 65816

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    oh thanx teabgs...that wasn't the forum I had seen before...Anyway, that gave me a few more ideas to look into.

    -Dreg-
     

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