Wise disk parting.

Bruno Wolff III bruno at wolff.to
Wed Nov 7 19:16:38 UTC 2007

On Thu, Nov 08, 2007 at 01:16:51 +0700,
  Strong <strong_yethumble at pochta.ru> wrote:
> On Wed, 7 Nov 2007 11:00:59 -0500 "Lamar Owen" <lowen at pari.edu> wrote:
> > I have typically partitioned with four partitions:
> > 200MB or so /boot
> > swap equal to RAM size on late 2.6 kernels
> > 8-10GB /
> > remainder /home
> Could You explain/argument the partitioning, please?
> 1. Why separate /boot?

There are restrictions on /boot since it needs to be read before the system
is up and running (i.e. by grub). Currently it can't be encrypted and is
limited to using only raid 1 for software raid (because the layout for
a single raid 1 element can be used ignoring raid when just reading).

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