[TriLUG] partitioning advice
Daniel T. Chen
Mon, 17 Dec 2001 22:40:44 -0500 (EST)
I tend to separate all the system partitions so there are ones for
/boot, /usr, /var, /tmp, /home, and / . (I've always separated out
/boot, /home, and / for safety reasons as a lot of my hacking
around tends to produce hangs/locks -- thank goodness for journaling
filesystems!) I definitely recommend at least the minimal separation
of /boot, /home, and / .
Historically there were e2fsprogs issues with _not_ having /boot as
a separate ext2 partition if you used certain journaling filesystems
(reiser and ext3 in their infancies), but those have been long
resolved. I remain a tad conservative in that manner, however. The
separation of /home from / allows for easier upgrades. Then there's
the integrity layer of having separate partitions if your system is
compromised and/or hardware failures arise.
Dan Chen email@example.com
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On Mon, 17 Dec 2001, Peter Long wrote:
> To all linux gurus:
> What is the best way to partition your harddrive space so that it is
> easier to manage upgrades? I am installing RH7.2 and I chose its
> autopartion option. It created a 49MB /boot partition, a swap partition
> and then just made everything else the / (root) partition. I was
> expecting it to make a /home partition or a separate /usr partition. I
> did choose a "Custom" install, maybe it behaves differently if you
> choose "Workstation" or "Server".
> What do the experts do and why?
> Thanks in advance.
> Peter Long