Here's how I have my system set up:

Filesystem           1k-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda2               746464     62888    645020   9% /
/dev/hda5              4960476   1802788   2901456  39% /usr
/dev/hda6              1492912     53176   1362628   4% /var
/dev/hda7              1492912    130180   1285624  10% /home
/dev/hda8               746432     16472    691408   3% /tmp
/dev/hda9              1492912    274780   1141024  20% /opt
/dev/hda1             20472816  11712736   8760080  58% /windows

This is on a 45GB drive, with room to spare in LVM to extend out file systems as I need to.

I personally wouldn't mount windows under another filesystem such as becoming /usr/windows.  The sources I've looked at said to mount it as it's own separate partition.

There are other alternatives such as either buying another disk specific to Linux, or to remove the apps and data you don't use on the windows partition and to reduce said partition and reallocate some of the space to Linux.


On Tue, 03 Dec 2002 13:04:14 -0600
"Hamlet D'Arcy" <hbdarcy at> wrote:

> Hi all,
> Thanks for the previous help getting my FAT32 partition to mount at 
> startup.
> All the talk on the list about partitions has created some more 
> questions though...
> I'm curious what you think would be the best way to set up my mount
> points. I currently have a dual boot Win2K and Redhat Linux
> installation. My drive has three partitions:
> A 5 Gig NTFS for the Win2K OS,
> A 5 Gig NFS for Linux,
> and a 20 Gig FAT32 for Win2K applications and data files.
> I use the FAT32 to install all my applications and any data files I
> want in Windows. The original intention was to be able to reformat and
> reinstall the Windows without wiping out my non OS files. It is FAT32 
> because when I set up the system FAT32 was all Mandrake supported, but
> it looks like my RedHat can see the NTFS partition now as well.