Junpei Xia wrote:
Thanks, Dave:) On Apr 2, 2005 1:24 PM, Dave Ewart <email@example.com> wrote:On Saturday, 02.04.2005 at 12:21 -0500, Andrew Schulman wrote:Of course, I have /boot, /home, /opt, /tmp, /usr, /usr/local, /var all on their own partitions.Of course? Wow, that is a lot of partitions. Do you find yourself having to repartition a lot?Yeah, partitioning is always hard to advise on, because it depends on what you need. /boot is required with some systems, BIOSes or disks, but is not required at all on many systems /home is nearly always a good idea, unless the server will not have any real users (i.e. it's just a web server or something like that: just running services). Usually you will want /home to survive a reinstall. /opt is probably pointless, unless you are building software yourself to put there. Debian will never use this. /tmp is sometimes useful if you have a lot of users creating temporary files, as it stops the root partition filling up /usr is not normally required on a separate partition, although you can sometimes share /usr across multiple systems if you do /usr/local: similar to /opt, in that you put stuff you build yourself there and it can survive a reinstall /var is usually worth keeping separate, so that root doesn't fill up completely In summary, It Depends.
I recommend using LVM2. It is especially nice when in 6 months to a year you decide you want to change your partition layout. -Roberto -- Roberto C. Sanchez http://familiasanchez.net/~sanchezr
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