i installed atrpms-kickstart
i ran the distro update
it checked out all the download sites and i guess it downloads stuff too but then ends sayins can not continue i do not have enough space in /var.
[ i have given 380 something megabytes to /var ]
how much megabytes should i give to /var ?
i will have to reformat my 2nd hard drive again and do a fresh install of redhat 9.0.
for /var can i make it " grow to fill " instead of fixed size mb ?
Don't make a seperate partition for /var. Just integrate with your root partition instead.
sorry dolda i am bothering u again
tell me the basic structure of partitions to install redhat 9.0 [keeping in mind after sometime i will work on everything like setting up web server, mail server, ftp server]
i will not be running more than one distro
i have decided to just stick with one distro and learn.
i have around 17 gigabytes to give to redhat 9.0
please just let me know broadly should i just make /, swap, /home or one or more more ?
and what should be the sizes?
if u have more to tell me, then let me install redhat again then i will comeback and get more instructions from u.
You're certainly not bothering anyone. If noone asked questions, then what would be the point of this forum?
However, I did already answer this for you, I believe:
Was there anything wrong with that? If there's anything more about it that you're wondering, don't hesitate to ask. I would be disappointed with myself if I gave an insufficient explanation.
so this is the partition i should make rite?
now how much hard disk should i assign to each of them out of around 17 gigabytes?
Bear in mind that /tmp is optional. It will make your system security better, but you have to change it to mount as noexec. Also, I have seen it break some things, so do consider if you really need that kind of security.
I would say, make the swap partition 512 MBs, the root partition 5 GBs, and the /home partition takes the rest, ie. about 12 GBs. If you decide to create a partition for /tmp, make it about 100 MBs or so.