steveg at magellan-technology.com
Thu Aug 23 06:23:58 GMT 2007
Michael James wrote:
> 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.
/boot is great for reinstalling grub if you wipe it out from the mbr
when installing other OS's.
I found this interesting even though it's in relation to the another OS
I've created a fat32 partition called /downloads which I find quite
handy for my home PC to share between OS's.
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