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Small and bootable



Hi all.

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.

Regardless of how many partitions accommodate the rest of the filesystem, (/usr, /tmp, /var e.t.c.), is this a fair assertion?

sebyte



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