Re: Installing Debian using debian-sarge-netinst.iso (powerpc)
Incoming from s. keeling:
> Incoming from Derrik Pates:
> > sebyte wrote:
> > >I have partitioned my hard drive, (using Apple's Disk Utility), as follows:
> > [snip]
> > And since you're installing on a laptop, why are you splitting your main
> > filesystem into partitions? Especially "/boot, /tmp, /var, /usr, /home,
> > etc." all on one FS? That's a very poor layout, really. Better to just
> > go with one FS for your root, one for the exchange partition, one for OS
> This is ridiculous advice and I wish people like you would stop
> offering it. Multiple partitions make the system far more robust and
To clarify, /usr, /opt, /var, and /home should be separate, and /var
(in Debian) should be big enough to hold logs and a dist-upgrade.
/boot and /tmp shouldn't be separate. On that, we can agree.
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