From: kevin lyda (kevin at domain suberic.net)
Date: Tue 28 Sep 1999 - 15:01:56 IST
partition religious wars part 5,737...
"John P . Looney" spoke thusly:
> Partition the drive as you will. I'll assume that /dev/hdb1 (the first
>partition on the second drive) is to be the new root. I'm now a big
>believer in having a big root partition, and the only separate partitions
>should be /usr/local and /home
which is insane in the world of packaged software. apps should live
in /usr - on a stable system w/o changes you can theoretically mount
this read-only. /usr/local is nice to have, but rarely used if you
use .debs or .rpms.
the / partition can be large, but doesn't need to be if you make
/tmp and /var partitions. with such a large disk it might be wise
to make two / partitions. don't use the second during install and
then after it's installed and configured copy over the fs to the
second (backup) partition. configure lilo appropriately so you'll
be able to boot from either partition (and remember to sync their
by making /var a separate partition you keep data that changes most
frequently out of /.
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