Re: Desktop user: Etch or the next testing?
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Ron Johnson wrote:
> On 04/04/07 03:04, Wei Chen wrote:
>> Douglas Allan Tutty wrote:
>>> I _always_ put /home on its own partition if nothing else.
>> I do not put /home on a separate partition because I never know how much
>> space I need for personal files and how much space I need for system
>> files. If I have another physical disk, I'd rather put backups on it.
> I *strongly* urge you to put /home on a separate partition.
> Why? If you ever have to do a scratch install, the installer will
> init / (that's where /home lives if it's not on a separate
> partition) and *poof* goes all your data.
What I currently do to handle scratch installation is that: Before I do
the installation, I rename /home to something like /abc to make sure the
installation process won't touch it. During the installation, I choose
to use existing partition and not to re-partition or format. And after
the installation is finished, I remove the new /home that is generated
during the installation and rename /abc back.
> I've found that a 20GB root partition gives you *ample* room for /
> and a couple of 1GB swap *files*. Give the rest to /home.
> OR make /home 8-9 GB and then create a /data/01 partition which
> fills up the rest of the disk. Extra disks, manage with LVM and
> call them /data/02.
Thanks for the partition suggestion. I guess it could be easier with the
LVM solution. Thanks.
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