From: Garrett Gaston 

I am in the process of partitioning right now=2C after I create four partit=
ions the remaining 225 gigs says unusable and I cant partition any more.

Date: Thu=2C 7 Jun 2012 22:09:46 -0400
Subject: Re: [Chugalug] Thanks Lynn

Hmm... with a 250 gig drive=2C its pretty much personal preference.

500 meg for /boot should be plenty=2C and give you extra room if you want t=
o keep alot of kernels on hand
For Ubuntu server=2C you wont need alot of space in / if you just install t=
he "base" (which is run level 3). But=2C if you want to install Gnome=2C an=
d other stuff=2C might be a good idea to give / around 15 gig or so

give /usr a few gig to be safe.  Maybe 5?

For swap=2C a good rule of thumb is to give it around twice what your physi=
cal ram size is if you have less than 4 gig ram. =20

Split up the remaining space to /home and /data as you need. =20

You user data will be stored in /home so it can grow pretty quickly.  I kee=
p stuff like ISO's=2C applications=2C movies and what not in /data so spitt=
ling the space up between /home and /data is just base on how you plan to u=
se them.

But=2C the good thing with LVM=2C is that if you do all those filesystems (=
except /boot of course) as a logical volume=2C you can always resize them l=
ater on... so if you need to remove free space on one to give to another it=
s not a big deal and is easily done.

Hope that helps!

On Thu=2C Jun 7=2C 2012 at 10:01 PM=2C Garrett Gaston  wrote:

I mean thanks Lynn.

Date: Thu=2C 7 Jun 2012 21:47:17 -0400
Subject: Re: [Chugalug] partitioning Ubuntu server


Heres what I would do:

Use ext4 on all partitions
create a /boot as its only parition... 500 meg or so
Then create a logical volume on the rest of the space and setup LVM

Then=2C do your other volumes as an LVM.  I do separate LVM logicals for th=
e following:

/home (most of my space goes here)
/data  (I use this for general data storage I dont want to keep in home=2C =
or if I have files I want to share with other users.

I absoultely love LVM!

On Thu=2C Jun 7=2C 2012 at 9:40 PM=2C Garrett Gaston  wrote:

I've got an idle desktop setting here and I've decided to install and try U=
buntu server on it. I'll mostly use it for learning purposes and maybe a li=
ttle file storage=2C file server=2C nad media streaming. How many partition=
s should I make out of this and should they be ext3 or 4? I'M still learnin=
g to please forgive me here guys.


=============================================================== From: Randy Yates ------------------------------------------------------ You can only have for primary partitions. That's why you are seeing that. You can have as many virtual partitions as you want, though. If you use logical volumes you won't have the limit.

=============================================================== From: Lynn Dixon ------------------------------------------------------ You have reached the maximum number of physical partitions, you will have to create extendeds to get over the 4 limit, just keep in mind when creating the extended it will "use" a physical But, You should only have 2 paritions.... one for /boot and the other remaining free space, you will mark as a physical volume for LVM.... then you can create your other file systems as logical volumes in a volume group for LVM. If you are using a graphical installer, once you create your LVM physical volume on the free space (2nd parition) you will be able to figure out how to do the volume groups and logicals.