>> One does usually use several partitions on a Linux system.
>> /boot (not really needed anymore)
>> /opt (perhaps)
>> Might be a little overkill for a desktop, but
>> I'd put at least /home on it's own partition.
> Actually, this is no longer usefull. You'll only run in space problems
Rubbish. It's a fine setup. His /boot and /tmp can be common to several
distro's installations, and so can his /opt. I'd add /usr/local, and
point /usr/src into there.
Quote:> if you decide to do so!! (Space left on /usr, but not enough on /home,
Nonsense. /usr does not change in size! It's readonly!
Quote:> It's unnecessary too. Most people only have a single HDD. If /usr
No, it's very necessary. As you'll find out the next time your disk
develops a bad zone.
Quote:> crashes, then it's 99% certain that /home will crash too.
> Traditionally this was done in the 60ties because Unices were booted
No, it's been done all the time, for the obvious reasons of self
preservation .. many small partitions are zillions of times safer than
one big one, because you can mount them readonly, or sync, or noatime,
or whatever, according to usage.
Quote:> from many tapes (small root tape, big /usr tape), and this REALLY
> improved speed and safety.
Nonsense. In the first place you are confusing the 60s with the 80s
(which tells me you weren't around for either), and in the second place
you are an idiot, who plainly doesn't administer systems, so please
just go away ...