Re: Best partition distibution for new install.
On Wed, 19 Nov 1997, Raymond A. Ingles wrote:
> The second thing to think about is the PC's somewhat dated partition
> scheme. You can only have 4 physical partitions on a drive, but you can
> divide those partition into logical partitions. All things being equal,
> it's better to avoid logical partitions if you can. It's also simpler for
> you, the installer. :->
How hard should I try to avoid logical partitions? What's the impact
of using them?
I'm about to get a new mainboard and disk to replace my trusty 386sx,
and I was hoping to use more than four partitions.
Another question: I was thinking of installing both stable and unstable.
They can be rescue partitions for one another, and if unstable does
weird things while I need to get some work done I can abandon ship and
switch to stable. Also I can play with unstable without fear of destroying
my only system. :)
Anyway, I'm hoping to share /home, swap, and /tmp between the two systems.
Are there any other directories I can share? Maybe /usr/local? Is this a
good idea in general? Anything I should consider before trying it?
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