[sclug] partitions

Neil Haughton n.a.haughton at bigfoot.com
Tue Jan 18 07:16:59 UTC 2005

> ...Multiple partitions are just a pain, and unnecessary for anything 
> other than a hard-core server.

In what sense are they a pain, once partitioning has been done and fstab 
sorted out?

> When I install a desktop system, I usually do (in order from the 
> beginning of the disk):
> /boot --- 10MB
> swap --- 512MB or a gigabyte
> / --- everything else
What about the adage that it is safer to keep apps and data physically 
separate? FWIW I like to have a /home partition, preferably a second 
hard drive if available. That way no matter what I have to do to the OS 
installation (even replace it with something else), the data remains 
safe, and is portable to a new machine if desired. Okay, I could back it 
up somewhere and restore it after a reinstallation, but that really /is/ 
a pain. ;-)


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