Re: Filesystem completely hosed
On Sat, 2003-03-08 at 19:43, Johannes Rohr wrote:
> On Sam, Mär 08, 2003 at 05:14:34 -0500, James A. Morrison wrote:
> > > > 1. Try to reproduce it on a different filesystem than /. If nothing
> > > > else, that should make provoking the bug less painful.
> > >
> > > I'm afraid I will first have to get a fresh set of Debian GNU/Hurd CDs
> > > for that. :-(
> > >
> > You can install from the old set of cd's and use apt to upgrade.
> I don't have any. My last set was more than a year old and IIRC I threw
> them away a while ago. But there are some vendors in Germany that offer
> Debian GNU/Hurd on CD.
> > > > 3. Ideally, the filesystem should be fairly small, and you should have
> > > > a dump of the filesystem before and after the curruption.
> > >
> > > Too late for that...
> > >
> > > [...]
> > If you want to keep your system a bit more stable, use more paritions.
> > After I have trashed about 4-6 installations, I finally think I have
> > something that is a bit better.
> My GNU/Hurd partition is only one Gig. Breaking it down further doesn't
> make too much sense. It would be easier if GNU/Hurd had a separate /usr
> tree. But having separate partitions for /share, /lib, /bin etc. doesn't
> sound like a good idea.
You misunderstood me. I said /, including /share, /lib, /bin, can
easily go on a partition. However, like /home should be on a different
partition, and if you plan on compiling things, have a couple other
~1gb partitions that can be used to store source code and build objects.