Create partition for Opensuse 11.2

Hi, I’m using 1TB BIOS Raid stripe 0 (Intel 82801ER ICH5R) and I want to use this configure to install Opensuse 11.2 is this correct?

1GB for /boot
5GB for swap
100GB for /
Rest of disk for /home

And other question is when I install on this configure sometimes setup hangs after finishing copying file and restart to enter configuration section

100MB for /boot
5GB for swap
20GB for /
Rest of disk for /home

Thank you

If it can give you some info about how many space you need, here’s an example of a pretty full openSUSE 11.2, with KDE, Gnome, XFce, LAMP, openOffice, Eclipse, PostGresQL, lots of devel patterns and a couple Vbox Virtual Machines :

Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda11            4.1G  563M  3.4G  15% /
/dev/sda12             20G  7.7G   11G  42% /usr
/dev/sda10             35G  370M   32G   2% /home
/dev/sda13            8.0G  1.6G  6.0G  21% /local
/dev/sda14            6.0G  481M  5.2G   9% /var
/dev/sda20             87G   63G   20G  77% /srv
/dev/sda19            4.1G  153M  3.8G   4% /tmp

Boot is pretty heavy 1 gig is not really needed. Also you really don’t need a separate boot partition unless you contemplate fancy multi-boot situations just let it live on root. Good idea to have a separate home and possibly a separate data and or VM partition but it all depends on how you intend to use the machine. There really is no one size fits all configuration.

You should keep more than 100MB for /boot because when the kernel gets upgradted, it will need more space to keep both the versions.
Also, /boot need not be an independent file system and you very well use just the / (root) file system and /boot will be under that.
Also, why do you need 5GB swap?

Thanks guys but you know I’m new at Linux, As you says I only need a partition as /root and boot is included right?
And other thing what is /var or /usr?

Just keep it simple: 20GB for /, let the system autosize swap, and the rest for /home. Don’t worry about /var, /usr and all that at your level.

Ok Linux is different from Windows. In Windows partitions are mounted as drive letters. In Linux (Unix) partitions are mounted anywhere in the file system you want. So a directory like say /var which is part of the normal install can be mounted to a separate partition. If no mount point is defined for a default directory then the data simply is put on the root partition. If you have defined a mount point then the data goes to that partition. This feature is used buy the Suse default install to mount a separate partition to the /home directory mount point. In this way the users personal data and settings are kept separate from the operating system and system programs. This is useful for upgrades and such. Even switching distributions. You simply do not format the partition with your home data and mount it as /home.

In special circumstances it may be useful to the administrator to treat other directors the same way but for the new user it really should not be an issue unless you have special needs.

IMO raid 0 (striping) is very dangerous because you have doubled your chances of losing all your data. It should only be used when you absolutely must increase throughput. Lose either drive and all your data is gone.

I agree. You can do raid 1 if you want to write all your data twice (would be slower though). But you certainly don’t need raid 0.