Custom Partitioning

If you customize the partitioning of the hard drive, you must make several choices.

  1. Choose Custom Partitioning Installation from the boot screen.
    Choose Create custom layout and use the recommended partitioning scheme listed here.
    Note: The boot loader, a special program that loads the operating system into memory, is part of any custom partitioning installation.
  2. Create custom layout. In this case, there are existing partitions on the disk. Do not delete any partitions. Choose the custom layout selection to add whatever partitions you want to what is already on the disk.The following table specifies recommended values for custom layout.
    Table 1. Recommended values for custom layout
    Partitions Values
    / 25 GB
    Swap portion half of RAM size
    /boot 5 GB
    /var All the rest

All the available drives are also displayed on this screen. Choose the drive for the partitioning and then installation.

After the partitioning is finished, the Guardium® system software is installed automatically.

If values are created that exceed the space available on the disk, an error message appears.

Click OK to reboot the system and return to the beginning of Custom Partitioning.

See the Red Hat Enterprise Linux documentation for more information about how the Red Hat distribution handles partitioning.

Note: Non-default partitioned systems - Custom partitioned systems cannot be upgraded using an upgrade patch. Instead, you must use the backup, rebuild, and restore method. If there is uncertainty regarding the partitioning of systems, download and install Health Check p9997. The resulting patch log contains information regarding system partitioning.