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I must be doing something wrong then, because for me Arch has never "just installed" to ext4. Well, it has, but it didn't set up the initramfs correctly by default. I know that every other distro I've tried did it fine though. You'd think that after having done numerous Arch installs that I'd have got it right by now.
Are you using may 2010 release because the ext4 problem was a 2009 problem.
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Are you using may 2010 release because the ext4 problem was a 2009 problem.
I check for a new ISO every time I install Arch
    
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I would cut the root partition at least in half. Other than that looking good. For partitioning and filesystems I go with this on my desktop:
/ ext4 11GB
home ext4 64GB (just remainder after /)
var reiserfs 20GB (WAY overkill, but I have a separate drive for /var and torrents/DLs)
boot ext2 100MB
Torrents/DLs 440GB
no swap (ssds on both laptop and desktop)

I also use a /dev/shm RAMdisk mounted at /tmp for compiling. You can also use this to store Firefox and Chromium profiles.


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I must be doing something wrong then, because for me Arch has never "just installed" to ext4. Well, it has, but it didn't set up the initramfs correctly by default. I know that every other distro I've tried did it fine though. You'd think that after having done numerous Arch installs that I'd have got it right by now.
I've installed Arch on my laptop, desktop, and several other systems with ext4 without any problems by both manually partitioning using fdisk or gdisk, as well as the Arch 'Auto prepare disks' method. I didn't start using ext4 until about 2 years ago though.
Edited by binormalkilla - 2/16/11 at 9:25pm
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post #24 of 32
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If you have 4gb ram. Swap needs to be 4gb + or else no suspend. Suspend to disk operations will fail.
Doesn't for me? I used hibernate the other day and it worked fine, I've got 256MB swap.

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you as a debian user *shroom* should know that newest isn't always best
Debian are still waiting for Ext2 enabled kernels to go into the stable repo.
    
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Doesn't for me? I used hibernate the other day and it worked fine, I've got 256MB swap.



Debian are still waiting for Ext2 enabled kernels to go into the stable repo.
i'm surprised debian users are even given a gui
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post #26 of 32
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i'm surprised debian users are even given a gui
Sure, stable gets a GUI, it just happens to date back to around 1999.
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lol Hey, the 80's was still a good time!
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post #28 of 32
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The benefit of having /boot on its own partition is because you can make it ext2 or ext3 and not worry about getting the system to boot from ext4 (assuming you want to use ext4). If /boot is on the same filesystem as / you won't be able to use ext4 for it without some additional configuration. It's also good if you want to use the same kernels on multiple distro installations that each have their own /.
You can boot from ext4 just fine. The issue is when people put the bootloader on the partition and not the MBR. But for most purposes, it's fine.

For most purposes, a 10GB root partition and rest on home is perfectly sufficient. You can even ditch the swap partition if you have enough RAM.
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lol Hey, the 80's was still a good time!
It sure was!

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post #30 of 32
swap - double your ram
/ - 30gb
/usr/local - everything else


create symlink on /home pointing to /usr/local/home

that way you can re-install your OS and keep your files/configs intact
    
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