View Full Version : Best partition size for OS 3.9?
17 November 2001, 03:09
Looks like my 30GB Maxtor can be use as one huge partition. Are there any drawbacks to doing so? Should I keep the Workbench partition seperate? I'm assuming disk utilities probably will have a problem with a 30GB partition, but your average graphics apps should be okay, right? Let me hear some suggestions on a partition scheme.
17 November 2001, 03:23
I'd suggest that you keep your workbench partition seperate since the Amiga filesystem is prone to getting read/write errors and you wouldn't want to get your workbench partition screwed.
I have no idea what good partition sizes would be btw. The most I've ever had on my Amiga is a 120mb HDD :)
17 November 2001, 03:48
When I ran HDToolBox the default recommendation was 4 partitions of just over 7.2GB each. I figured on leaving Workbench on one 7GB partition and the rest of the drive as one large 23GB partition. I'll see how this works out for now.
18 November 2001, 19:29
I'd say that's frigging mroe than enough :) The AmigaOS is compact, and in 7GB there's ample space for improvement. You'll never fill it :)
22 November 2001, 04:30
I decided to take your advie after thinking it through a bit. Since I will not be doing much with OS 3.9 itself, I decided that a smaller boot partition of 2GB, just to have ample breathing room would be more than enough. The rest of the drive will be for Toaster & Lightwave projects mainly.
22 November 2001, 09:23
heheyou could have used a partition with 250 megs and have plenty of room for WorkBench software :)
AmigaOS is nice and compact :)
22 November 2001, 17:00
Yep yep, kriz is right :D
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