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Re: fedora-list Digest, Vol 43, Issue 249



Michael P Angell wrote:
Michael P Angell wrote:
 Pretty much a partitioning question. 2 or 6 partitions? Usage and or
benefit of higher lower number of partitions? Didn't Red Hat install
multiply partitions in earlier versions
Disclaimer: I'm fairly new to Linux/Fedora, so take my advice with a grain of salt

/boot is nice to have on a separate partition for various reasons. It doesn't grow out of bounds, either, so it's an easy choice.
Everything else lives perfectly well on / most of the time
I've heard somewhere that it's nice to have /home on a separate partition for smoother upgrades (read: reinstalls), but that seems like a lot of work, since both /home and /usr like to grow in size.. It's definitely easier to make a mistake than in case of /boot.



Of course none of this would be an issue if there weren't any legal problems with a certain filesystem that will go unmentioned so as to not start another flame war :)


HTH


I have no idea what legal problems your talking about. But reinstall
hint got me on the right track to understanding why one would separate
things. So 4 partitions is max with 1 able to be partitioned again? That
is a little confusing, partition a partition?

Parted -l gives me 2 primary partitions but the first one starts at
32.3kb?
[root localhost ~]# parted -l
Model: ATA SAMSUNG SV6003H (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 60.1GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos

Number  Start   End     Size    Type     File system  Flags
1 32.3kB 107MB 107MB primary ext3 boot 2 107MB 60.1GB 59.9GB primary lvm


   Thanks for showing me parted -l. I did mime and it looks like this:

Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos

Number  Start   End     Size    Type      File system  Flags
1 32.3kB 1152MB 1152MB primary linux-swap 2 1152MB 11.2GB 10.0GB primary ext3 3 11.2GB 16.2GB 5017MB primary ext3 4 16.2GB 160GB 144GB extended 5 16.2GB 58.2GB 42.0GB logical ext3 6 58.2GB 58.3GB 115MB logical ext3 7 58.3GB 73.7GB 15.4GB logical ext3 8 73.7GB 78.9GB 5149MB logical ext3

Model: ATA WDC WD1600JS-00N (scsi)
Disk /dev/sdf: 160GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos

Number  Start   End     Size    Type     File system  Flags
1 32.3kB 8225MB 8225MB primary Both of mine also start at 32.3KB and that may be a Windows requirement. Can think of nothing else. Interesting.



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