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Re: Small and bootable



On Tue, Feb 24, 2004 at 05:26:47AM +0000, Seb Tennant wrote:
> 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?

Hey, that looks like the AIX approach.
That Unix of IBM uses a seperate partition for booting
and is unmounted when the system is up and running to avoid corruption.

How would you do this on a Linux system where /boot is a seperate partition?

> 
> sebyte
> 

Geert Stappers



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