Re: Upgrade Problem
David Wright composed on 2019-01-04 10:19 (UTC-0600):
> On Fri 04 Jan 2019 at 04:30:00 (-0500), Felix Miata wrote:
>>> This partitioning scheme seems really odd and unwieldy.
>> Indeed. Considering the absence of a sysadmin,
> What's so unusual about that?
Standing alone, absolutely nothing, but it wasn't standing alone....
>> absence of 2 possible primary partitions on sda,
> If the OP partitioned an MBR disk intending to subdivide the
> filesystem, then it might be expected that they create an extended
> partition. Why bother with holding off until you've got two
> primary partitions set up first?
Off the top of my head:
1-trivial I know, but avoiding seeing fdisk report "Partition table entries are not in disk order"
2-less trivial: partitions not being in disk order
3-potential to have a primary partition added following a logical, thereby making following
freespace unavailable for one or more added logicals (disappearing freespace).
>> and the absence of sda6,
> I assume that's swap.
# df -hl
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1 23G 23G 0 100% /
/dev/sda2 ? extended (presumably)
/dev/sda5 9.2G 6.0G 2.8G 69% /var
/dev/sda6 ? ? ? swap
/dev/sda7 1.9G 6.5M 1.7G 1% /tmp
/dev/sda8 416G 103G 292G 27% /home
Where is the logic responsible for the original allocations? Would any Debian Installer have done it
without intervention from the admin? It looks like the work of a naive admin. Yet, OP claimed "I
haven't messed around with partitioning since the early days of Slackware, and that was with a great
deal of trepidation".
> ...but the OP would become a better sysadmin by learning something during the cleanup.
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