Linux Partition Layouts

Date

2013-05-24 23:49

A record of partition layouts I have used on my Linux machines over the years. Mainly for my own reference.

Toshiba X200 Laptop

/dev/sda - Windows Vista /dev/sdb - Gentoo Linux

Partition

Mount Point

Size

File System

Notes

/dev/sda1

WinRE

?

NTFS

Windows Recovery

/dev/sda2

C:

?

NTFS

Windows Vista (Bootable)

/dev/sda3

D:

?

NTFS

User Data

/dev/sdb1

/boot

100MB

ext2

/dev/sdb2

Swap

2GB

swap

/dev/sdb3

/

50GB

ext3

/dev/sdb4

Extended Partition

N/A

/dev/sdb5

/home

30GB

ext3

/dev/sdb6

/usr/portage

15GB

ext3

/dev/sdb7

/home/downloads

30GB

ext3

/dev/sdb8

/var

20GB

ext3

Ubuntu - 160-200GB Drive?

Partition

Mount Point

Size

File System

Notes

/dev/sda1

/boot

250MB

ext2

/dev/sda2

Swap

2GB

swap

/dev/sda3

/

20GB

ext3

/dev/sda4

/home

145GB*

ext3

*Rest of available space

Gentoo - 320GB Drive

Partition

Mount Point

Size

File System

Notes

/dev/sdb1

/boot

100MB

ext2

/dev/sdb2

Swap

2GB

swap

/dev/sdb3

/

60GB

ext3

/dev/sdb4

Extended Partition

N/A

/dev/sdb5

/home/[user]

100GB

ext3

/dev/sdb6

/usr/portage

15GB

ext3

/dev/sdb7

/home/[user]/data

100GB

ext3

/dev/sdb8

/var

20GB

ext3

Linux From Scratch - 60GB Drive

Partition

Mount Point

Size

File System

Notes

Gentoo Netbook Install - 80GB Drive

Partition

Mount Point

Size

File System

GPT Code

Notes

/dev/sda1

/boot

500MB

ext2

8300

/dev/sda2

Grub Boot Partition

32MB

none

EF02

/dev/sda3

Swap

2GB^

swap

8200

^Twice Ram (low memory systems) or 2GB

/dev/sda4

/

40GB

ext4

8300

/dev/sda5

/home

30GB*

ext4

8300

*Use remaing space

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