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Re: firefox-37, where to put

On 04/03/2015 at 02:25 PM, Gene Heskett wrote:

> On Friday 03 April 2015 12:32:47 Brian wrote:

>> 1. Choose 'Manual' on the 'Partition disks' page.
>> 2. Choose a disk and hightlight 'FREE SPACE'. Press the ENTER key.
>> 3. Create a new partition. ENTER. Specify size. ENTER. Choose 
>> 'Logical'. ENTER. 'Beginning' ENTER.
>> 4. Highlight 'Mount point:'. ENTER. Highlight '/home'. ENTER.
>> Choose 'Done setting up the partition'. ENTER.
> Humm, it just occured to me that I was defining a gig & small change
> as /boot first, then /,then /home, then /opt, then the remainder as
> swap.

No separate /var or /tmp? I thought it was best practice to keep those
separate, so that logfiles and tmpfiles don't have the chance to fill up
the root partition.

> Can I infer from this that all other partitions must be defined first
> and then the last defined partition s/b "/" and that is the only way
> it will work?  That would put / on an extended partition, but IIRC I
> had that condition once before, several years back without any
> excitement.

No, that is not required. I usually define / as the second or third out
of 4-to-6 partitions, and it always works fine.

> I had always assumed that partitions s/b defined and reserved from
> the outside in.

From the beginning of the disk, rather, which is presumably the outside
but not necessarily.

I generally define partitions in order from "needs fastest access" down,
but that's a less relevant consideration nowadays than it used to be.

   The Wanderer

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one
persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all
progress depends on the unreasonable man.         -- George Bernard Shaw

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