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Lesson 2 Planning filesystems
Objective List the steps required to plan a filesystem.
The specific filesystems needed by a Linux machine depend on the machine's principal function. For example, are you configuring the machine as a Web server or a news server? Are you going to use it as a general-purpose system for home use or as an applications server? Regardless of intended function, planning filesystems always involves the following steps:
  1. Planning partition layout
  2. Planning partition size
  3. Planning swap space
  4. Considering multiple drives (if available)
  5. Considering future expansion needs

The following illustrates some of the ways a Linux box can be used.
The next lesson explains how to plan partition layout.

Applications of a Linux box
Applications of a Linux box