[mythtv-users] OT: best way to connect IDE harddrives and dvd

Matt Mossholder matt at mossholder.com
Sun Sep 17 13:18:13 UTC 2006

On Sun, 2006-09-17 at 11:14 +0100, Alan Chandler wrote:
> [At this point I would say why not go a bit further and use some more of the 
> space on your 250GB to make a more comprehensive raid.  In rough terms, you 
> need 32MB for /boot, about 4GB for / (you need a getout for some extra 
> things, but see below) and whatever you need for /home.  You need some swap 
> space (probably 1G is enough).  I would then partition the disks as follows
> 60GB /dev/hda
> hda1 32M boot partition - define as type raid
> hda2 4G root partion - define as type raid
> hda3 500M swap partion

	I mostly agree, but one point to mention is that it is typically a good
idea to make your swap partition be located at the outer edge of the
disk, where the rotational speed of the disk give the most advantage to

	Not a hard and fast rule e.g. if you have more RAM than you know how to
deal with, you may care about something else being fast. Its generally a
good idea, though :)


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