> I installed w. RH5 using the Disk Druid tool and created 3 partitions
> (and a swap partition) called / /usr /home
> How do I know that my /usr directory is on the /usr partition?
> (and same for /home directory on /home partition )
> Did Disk Druid automatically assign these? I don't recall doing anything
> to specifically put these directories on those partitions.
> How can I know which partition my: /bin /etc and /var directories are on?
which directories your partitions are mounted at. Note that if you
unmounted, say, your "/usr" partition (DONT DO IT; IT WOULD BE VERY BAD),
there would still be a "/usr" directory which would be on the partition
that holds "/" and there might even be files in "/usr" which are hidden
when there is a partition mounted there.
Read long answer at http://www.pathname.com/fhs/Quote:
> When I do: ls -l from /
> it is showing all the top directories at root,
> and doing: view /etc/fstab
> shows: /usr on /dev/hda5 and /home on /dev/hda6
> BTW...(for the sake of discussion) instead of calling these partitions the
> same names as the directories, could I have called them something arbitrary
> like: / /red /blue ?
> BTW2: What's the main reason for the multiple partition tactic?
> Easier emergency recovery?
Assuming single-user: One partition is fine. Some folk like to keepQuote:> Is doing it all with one big / partition (with a separate swap partition)
> really all that bad for a simple single-user desktop system? What potential
> problems are there running the whole directory tree on one / partition?
> (for a single-user box, that is)
all the stuff they load from the OS installation CD separated from the
stuff they load from elsewhere (eg Internet) so they can be sure an
OS upgrade won't wipe out the stuff they've hand crafted. Using multiple
partitions makes the separation easy and sure.