On 23/Apr/2007 00:39 Marcos Rubinstein wrote ..
> I got a new box for a mail server. The specs:
> core2 duo / 2GB RAM / 2 SATA HD 160 GB
> fedora 6 installed in Disk 0
> with partition:
> Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
> /dev/sda1 1 13 104391 83 Linux
> /dev/sda2 14 1230 9775552+ 83 Linux
> /dev/sda3 1231 4270 24418800 83 Linux
> /dev/sda4 4271 19457 121989577+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
> /dev/sda5 4271 4514 1959898+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
> /dev/sda6 4515 19457 120029616 83 Linux
> 2nd Disk (1) I can do whatever ;)
> (because the box can not have more than 2 drives, we decided against RAID
> -- I don't care too much for RAID 0, and to "jump" --upgrade, to a box
> that could hold 4 drives --RAID 5 with one spare disk, was out of our
> budget :( )
> I could use the second disk to change the distro and/or partition (it's
> a lot of work, but possible, and we avoid the "special set up charges" that
> we will pay to ask for a special set up)...
> then... it's really worth the extra time and effort to do so?... and in
> that case, what would it be the best distro and partition to use?
If you really want to change distro and partition layout, I would recommend
CentOS 4.4 with one big LVM device mounted on /, which includes partitions
from both disks. LVM is nice as you can expand it with more disks as needed,
and using one partition makes quotas simpler .. and CentOS has the best upgrade
path of the Redhat-based distros.