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Also note that if your system does not require any of these partitions, they will not be shown in the `File System` menu in mount point options.
Also note that the `/boot` directory can not be placed on a LVM logical volume or a Btrfs subvolume. Use a standard partition.
|Amount of RAM in the system|Recommended swap space|Recommended swap space if allowing for hibernation
|less than 2 GB|2 times the amount of RAM|3 times the amount of RAM
|2 GB - 8 GB|Equal to the amount of RAM|2 times the amount of RAM
|8 GB - 64 GB|0.5 times the amount of RAM|1.5 times the amount of RAM
|more than 64 GB|workload dependent|hibernation not recommended
At the border between each range listed above (for example, a system with 2 GB, 8 GB, or 64 GB of system RAM), discretion can be exercised with regard to chosen swap space and hibernation support. If your system resources allow for it, increasing the swap space may lead to better performance.
BIOS Boot (1 MB) or EFI System Partition (200 MB)
`/boot` - 500 MB
Distributing swap space over multiple storage devices - particularly on systems with fast drives, controllers and interfaces - also improves swap space performance.
For a minimal installation, a 5 GB root partition will be sufficient. However, for most common installations which include extra packages and a graphical user interface, the root partition should be at least 10 GB; with 20 GB being sufficient for most common use cases.
GPT if the size of the disk is more than 2 TB
`/home` - at least 10 GB
If the disk is already formatted, the partitioning scheme is retained. If the disk is not formatted, or you have erased all existing partitions from the disk, the installer will choose the following:
If you are not sure how best to configure the partitions for your computer, accept the automatic default partition layout provided by the installation program as described in xref:install/Installing_Using_Anaconda.adoc#sect-installation-gui-storage-partitioning[Installation Destination].
If your system has a hardware RAID controller, be aware that some BIOS types do not support booting from it. In that case, the `/boot` partition must be created on a partition outside of the RAID array, such as on a separate hard drive.
If your system requires either a BIOS Boot partition or an EFI System Partition based on the requirements detailed above, this partition must be created as a standard physical partition. It can not reside on an LVM volume or a Btrfs subvolume.
In most cases, at least the following mount points should always be created:
Many systems have more partitions than the minimum listed above. Choose partitions based on your particular needs. See xref:Installing_Using_Anaconda.adoc#sect-installation-gui-manual-partitioning-advice[Advice on Partitions] for additional information and advice.
MBR if the size of the disk is less than 2 TB (terabytes)
Only assign storage capacity to those partitions you require immediately. You may allocate free space at any time, to meet needs as they occur.
Only GPT is allowed on UEFI systems. In order to install on a formatted disk with a MBR, it must be reformated and relabeled. All data currently on the disk will be lost.
Recommended Partitioning Scheme