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?