I wanto build a webserver, How to Disk partitioning best?


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How to partition best? thanks

For example: http://www.calculate-linux.org/main/en/disk_partitioning

what’s the /dev/sda3 mean?

how to use it? thanks

This partition the hard disk, you can see all the partitions as follows:

fdisk -l

www ~ # fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 128.8 GB, 128849018880 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 15665 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 1 1945 15623181 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda2 * 1946 4377 19535040 83 Linux
/dev/sda3 4378 6809 19535040 83 Linux
/dev/sda4 6810 15665 71135820 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 6810 15665 71135788+ 83 Linux


I wanto to know why create this partition /dev/sda3? and how use this partition?

should I need set /dev/sda3 as a boot partition?

In sda2 and sda3 can be installed any distro Calculate Linux. sda1 - their common swap, sda5 - shared data. You can install a newer version or another version of the distribution without a flash drive or livecd, with cl-install utility. To do this you will need a separate partition. If you have no such need, use it for backup, or keep it part of the data.

very good! thanks