[PATCH] doc: Partition space recommendations.

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swedebugia wrote on 20 Nov 2018 18:05
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Cheers
Swedebugia
From fad4c96189416971aa4e87f158de68eaf7f1c82c Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: swedebugia <swedebugia@riseup.net>
Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2018 18:00:31 +0100
Subject: [PATCH] doc: Partition space recommendations.

* doc/guix.texi (Disk Partitioning): Add paragraph and table.
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doc/guix.texi | 26 +++++++++++++++++++++++++-
1 file changed, 25 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

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diff --git a/doc/guix.texi b/doc/guix.texi
index c2c778a28..5cb218b23 100644
--- a/doc/guix.texi
+++ b/doc/guix.texi
@@ -9273,7 +9273,6 @@ network interface you want to use):
 @example
 wpa_supplicant -c wpa_supplicant.conf -i @var{interface} -B
 @end example
-
 Run @command{man wpa_supplicant} for more information.
 @end table
 
@@ -9306,10 +9305,35 @@ Make sure to either set a password with @command{passwd}, or configure
 OpenSSH public key authentication before logging in.
 
 @subsubsection Disk Partitioning
+@cindex partitioning
+@cindex disk partitioning
+@cindex format partition
 
 Unless this has already been done, the next step is to partition, and
 then format the target partition(s).
 
+GuixSD takes more up more space for each system- and package
+generation. Generally you should allocate more space than when using other
+GNU/Linux distribution with primarily binary package distribution (deb, rpm,
+pkg.tar.gz, etc.).
+
+@cindex space consideratons
+@cindex partition size
+We recommend the following:
+@table @asis
+@item 10 GB
+A bare minimum for servers with no Xorg and just a few packages and
+generations
+
+@item 30 GB
+The minimum for installations with Xorg and just a few packages and
+generations
+
+@item >50 GB
+This gives you a good margin and you will probably not have to collect garbage
+that often with this setup.
+@end table
+
 The installation image includes several partitioning tools, including
 Parted (@pxref{Overview,,, parted, GNU Parted User Manual}),
 @command{fdisk}, and @command{cfdisk}.  Run it and set up your disk with
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Nils Gillmann wrote on 20 Nov 2018 22:14
(name . swedebugia)(address . swedebugia@riseup.net)(address . 33444@debbugs.gnu.org)
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> Cheers
> Swedebugia

> From fad4c96189416971aa4e87f158de68eaf7f1c82c Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
> From: swedebugia <swedebugia@riseup.net>
> Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2018 18:00:31 +0100
> Subject: [PATCH] doc: Partition space recommendations.
>
> * doc/guix.texi (Disk Partitioning): Add paragraph and table.
> ---
> doc/guix.texi | 26 +++++++++++++++++++++++++-
> 1 file changed, 25 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
>
> diff --git a/doc/guix.texi b/doc/guix.texi
> index c2c778a28..5cb218b23 100644
> --- a/doc/guix.texi
> +++ b/doc/guix.texi
> @@ -9273,7 +9273,6 @@ network interface you want to use):
> @example
> wpa_supplicant -c wpa_supplicant.conf -i @var{interface} -B
> @end example
> -
> Run @command{man wpa_supplicant} for more information.
> @end table
>
> @@ -9306,10 +9305,35 @@ Make sure to either set a password with @command{passwd}, or configure
> OpenSSH public key authentication before logging in.
>
> @subsubsection Disk Partitioning
> +@cindex partitioning
> +@cindex disk partitioning
> +@cindex format partition
>
> Unless this has already been done, the next step is to partition, and
> then format the target partition(s).
>
> +GuixSD takes more up more space for each system- and package

I think you wanted to write: ... takes up more space ... ?

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> +generation. Generally you should allocate more space than when using other
> +GNU/Linux distribution with primarily binary package distribution (deb, rpm,
> +pkg.tar.gz, etc.).
> +
> +@cindex space consideratons
> +@cindex partition size
> +We recommend the following:
> +@table @asis
> +@item 10 GB
> +A bare minimum for servers with no Xorg and just a few packages and
> +generations
> +
> +@item 30 GB
> +The minimum for installations with Xorg and just a few packages and
> +generations
> +
> +@item >50 GB
> +This gives you a good margin and you will probably not have to collect garbage
> +that often with this setup.
> +@end table
> +
> The installation image includes several partitioning tools, including
> Parted (@pxref{Overview,,, parted, GNU Parted User Manual}),
> @command{fdisk}, and @command{cfdisk}. Run it and set up your disk with
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> 2.18.0
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swedebugia wrote on 17 Dec 2018 11:44
(name . Nils Gillmann)(address . ng0@n0.is)(address . 33444@debbugs.gnu.org)
dc6da0ed73229bc72eb2354ceb29d67f@riseup.net
On 2018-11-20 22:14, Nils Gillmann wrote:
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> swedebugia transcribed 2.4K bytes:

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>> Unless this has already been done, the next step is to partition, and
>> then format the target partition(s).
>>
>> +GuixSD takes more up more space for each system- and package
>
> I think you wanted to write: ... takes up more space ... ?

Yes! Is it ok for you to correct it and ready for commit?

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Swedebugia
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zimoun wrote on 7 Apr 14:00 +0200
Re: bug#33444: [PATCH] doc: Partition space recommendations.
(name . swedebugia)(address . swedebugia@riseup.net)(address . 33444@debbugs.gnu.org)
8635ip3xyp.fsf@gmail.com
Hi,

Thank you for your patch:


and it seems that it fell into the crack.

On Tue, 20 Nov 2018 at 18:05, swedebugia <swedebugia@riseup.net> wrote:

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> +@cindex space consideratons
> +@cindex partition size
> +We recommend the following:
> +@table @asis
> +@item 10 GB
> +A bare minimum for servers with no Xorg and just a few packages and
> +generations
> +
> +@item 30 GB
> +The minimum for installations with Xorg and just a few packages and
> +generations
> +
> +@item >50 GB
> +This gives you a good margin and you will probably not have to collect garbage
> +that often with this setup.
> +@end table

These numbers, are they still accurate?


Cheers,
simon
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zimoun wrote on 19 May 23:29 +0200
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zimoun wrote on 23 Jun 11:59 +0200
Re: bug#33444: [PATCH] doc: Partition space recommendations.
(name . swedebugia)(address . swedebugia@riseup.net)(address . 33444@debbugs.gnu.org)
86o7yj7lay.fsf_-_@gmail.com
Hi,

On Thu, 07 Apr 2022 at 14:00, zimoun <zimon.toutoune@gmail.com> wrote:

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> Thank you for your patch:
>
> <http://issues.guix.gnu.org/issue/33444>
>
> and it seems that it fell into the crack.
>
> On Tue, 20 Nov 2018 at 18:05, swedebugia <swedebugia@riseup.net> wrote:
>
>> +@cindex space consideratons
>> +@cindex partition size
>> +We recommend the following:
>> +@table @asis
>> +@item 10 GB
>> +A bare minimum for servers with no Xorg and just a few packages and
>> +generations
>> +
>> +@item 30 GB
>> +The minimum for installations with Xorg and just a few packages and
>> +generations
>> +
>> +@item >50 GB
>> +This gives you a good margin and you will probably not have to collect garbage
>> +that often with this setup.
>> +@end table
>
> These numbers, are they still accurate?

Friendly ping?

Else I am proposing to close.


Cheers,
simon
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