C.3. Osiointisuositus

For new users, personal Debian boxes, home systems, and other single-user setups, a single / partition (plus swap) is probably the easiest, simplest way to go. The recommended partition type is ext4.

Monen käyttäjän järjestelmässä tai jos levytilaa on hyvin paljon on parasta antaa hakemistoille /var, /tmp, ja /home kullekin oma osionsa erillään /-osiosta

You might need a separate /usr/local partition if you plan to install many programs that are not part of the Debian distribution. If your machine will be a mail server, you might need to make /var/mail a separate partition. If you are setting up a server with lots of user accounts, it's generally good to have a separate, large /home partition. In general, the partitioning situation varies from computer to computer depending on its uses.

Hyvin mutkikkaiden järjestelmien ylläpitäjän olisi luettava Multi Disk HOWTO. Siinä on yksityiskohtaista tietoa, enimmältään Internetpalvelun tarjoajille ja palvelinkoneiden asentajille.

With respect to the issue of swap partition size, there are many views. One rule of thumb which works well is to use as much swap as you have system memory. It also shouldn't be smaller than 512MB, in most cases. Of course, there are exceptions to these rules.

As an example, an older home machine might have 512MB of RAM and a 20GB SATA drive on /dev/sda. There might be a 8GB partition for another operating system on /dev/sda1, a 512MB swap partition on /dev/sda3 and about 11.4GB on /dev/sda2 as the Linux partition.

Luku Kohta D.2, ”Tehtävien vaatima levytila” antaa käsityksen asennuksen jälkeen asennettavien tehtävien levytilan tarpeesta.