Just finished a lenny install. I used manual partitioning in the
graphical installer to do the following:
#1 primary 19.0 GB ntfs
#2 primary 6.0 GB B F ext3 /
#5 logical 1.0 GB F swap swap
#6 logical 14.0 GB F ext3 /home
#1 is Win2000 and boots from grub just fine. Lenny works nicely,
too, however things arren't exactly where I suspected they would
be, but then I've not had logical partitions before.
On the Gnome desktop, when I click on the computer icon, I get a
list that includes an icon for "filesystem," which appears to be
#2 since it's 5.5 GB total capacity with 3.3 GB used. But I have
no icon for #6 which is /home.
When I make a directory of the filesystem, I see that there's a
home folder there that properties tells me is located at / and is
a volume called /home which is 13 GB.
Shouldn't /home be listed as a separate drive? Shouldn't it have
its own icon? Why is it located in /, it's its own partition,
isn't it? Or, as a logical partition, is it physically located
/etc/fstab lists hda2, hda5 and hda6, so at the console at least
it's a separate partition.
I see, however, that that when I make a directory of /mnt it's
empty! If I'm in / or home (hda2 or hda6), shouldn't the other
one appear in /mnt?
If memory serves me correctly, guided partitioning suggested the
logical partitions for a scheme, before I decided to do it manually.
I'm tempted to reinstall, this time making all four partitions
These logical partitions seem illogical to me. Have I done
something wrong or is it just that way with logical partitions?
What are the advantages/disadvantages of logical and primary
partitions?. I've read about them on the web, but it's still as
clear as mud to me.