I've just installed CentOS 6 i386 from liveDVD iso. One reason why i chose CentOS 6 is the support till 2017 and i do not wish to do repeated installs. Previously i used openSUSE 11.0 (without upgrading) for 3 years even though support for 11.0 ceased in July '10.
I have partitioned my harddisk as follows:
/dev/sda1 - windows xp
/dev/sda2 - /boot ->256mb
/dev/sda3 - / -> 10gb
/dev/sda4 -> extended partition
/dev/sda5 - /usr -> 32gb
/dev/sda6 - swap -> 2.7Gb
I am just a single desktop user - so no major worries. I chose a comparatively larger /usr space as i plan to install bulky software like matlab, maple, sage etc in /usr/local.
Will the 10Gb for / be generally enough? Right now / occupies 5gb. Otherwish i have to reinstall.
And oh - i don't know what this means but system -> administration -> kernel crash dumps says 'Don't know how to configure your boot loader'. Is it a point to be bothered about? I thought that during 1st reboot i saw some FAILED thing about kdump.