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Old 23rd November 2018
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Automatic allocation defines 10 partitions for drives greater than 8GB, 4 partitions for drives between 8GB and 2GB, and 2 partitions (swap, root) for drives smaller than 2GB. Admins can also define their own templates, too.

Years ago, I used to recommend two partitions (swap, root), for the purpose of provision sizing prior to production deployment. This was because disk layout needs were sometimes hard to predict in advance. However, the boot limitation issue would sometimes occur, making this a less-than-practical recommendation. At the same time, storage capacities increased dramatically, making pre-launch testing for final layouts much easier for admins to conduct. I stopped recommending it.
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