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Re: small school: replacements for MS Word and Excel

On Tue, Jun 05, 2001 at 11:58:53AM -0500, John Hasler wrote:
| D-Man writes:
| > I've only had 1 problem with my system where I had to run fsck and I've
| > hit the power button a few times...
| How is your system partitioned?  In my experience the systems most likely
| to be hosed by a power failure or hard reset are those with a single giant
| partition.

Right now it has 
    /dev/hda1  ~4-5 GB  /
    /dev/hda2  ~128 MB  <swap>
    /dev/hda3  ~4-5 GB  /home

If I remember right it was with this config that I had to run fsck.

I used to have the same setup, but with RedHat 7.0 on hda1 (it was
hdc1 at the time) and Potato on hdc3.  I had Win98 on /dev/hda1 -- it
came with 1 8GB partition.

Thanks for the info though,  I'll keep it in mind the next time I set
up partitions on a disk.  The main disadvantage, from my perspective,
of having many smaller partitions is trying to figure out before
installation how much space will be needed for each.  With an earlier
RH installation I had several small partitions.  I ended up running
out of space on /usr but had plenty of extra on /home.  I "solved" it
by moving a directory from /usr to /home and symlinking it.
Functional, but not pretty or elegant.


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