Re: Small and bootable
On Tue, Feb 24, 2004 at 05:26:47AM +0000, Seb Tennant wrote:
> I've read that it is a good idea for the 'root' partition to be small
> and bootable, i.e., for it to only include /bin, /dev, /etc, /lib,
> /mnt, /root and /sbin. Presumably, as these directories contain
> predominantly static files, there is very little chance of a 'root'
> partition organised this way ever becoming corrupted and therefore it
> is far less likely that you are ever unable to boot into your system,
> despite what happens elsewhere.
/usr is not static?
Distributing the Installation itself over multiple partitions is
pointless. Either you just restore from the Backup or you do a fresh
install. That you can boot and have a shell when one or more of your
filesystems got lost, doesn't really help you and isn't worth the hassle
that / is too small next month or some other stupid thing like this.
(I have seen solaris installations with 30 MB / paritions, where you
can't install patches because of this...)
But it's usefull to have /home or /var on a different disk or at least
"Omnis enim res, quae dando non deficit, dum habetur et non datur,
nondum habetur, quomodo habenda est." (Aurelius Augustinus)