[clug] partitioning

Michael James clug3 at james.st
Thu Aug 23 03:11:45 GMT 2007

This partitioning system has served me well for years.
Is there any reason to look at LVM or something else?

/dev/hda1		64M	ext2	/boot
/dev/hda2		64M	ext2	/altOS/boot
/dev/hda3		2Gig	swap	swap

/dev/hda5		16G	reiserfs	/
/dev/hda6		16G	reiserfs	/altOS

/dev/hda7		>200G	reiserfs	/home

Considering that a 750G disk can be got for $320 at the computer markets
 the /home partition that mops up the rest of the disk can still be huge.
And it's a trivial sacrifice to put 16Gig aside
 to have space for a non-destructive OS upgrade.
So when I upgrade I install into  hda2 and hda6,
 and boot with them as /boot and / respectively.
Then I mount the old system as /altOS and pick through it
 when I'm configuring the new system.
Having a separate /boot partition used to be a necessity
 in the days of buggy BIOSes, but still seems worthwhile.
It obviated a slow return from hibernation probelm a while ago.
It's also a good way to build a dual boot system,
 put Windows into hda3 and slide GRUB in underneath it.

I've done much the same thing using RAID,
 either hardware RAID5 or soft mirroring.


Konqueror has gotten so clever for its own boots
  that it has forgotten what a web browser is for.

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