separate /home by default
shimen at gmail.com
Wed Feb 2 03:17:21 CST 2005
The kernel has been broken many times thats why i have a another /boot
partion as i have been stuck on a unbootable system before.
(I know its 512MB. I have a 160GB hdd with only 6GB used)
On Tue, 01 Feb 2005 18:25:47 -0500, John Richard Moser
<nigelenki at comcast.net> wrote:
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> thephotoman wrote:
> > Well, I wouldn't call them "idiots", I'd just call them "people who
> > don't know that there's a way to keep your data even if you have to
> > re-install your operating system without doing backups every five minutes".
> > Not that using /home as a separate partition gets you out of having to
> > back up your personal data...the /home partition can break too. It's
> > just that you have more options when it's just your data/programs.
> Yeah that's true. I was more referring to people who have done it more
> than once though, and still swear by it. People who use a 100M /boot
> separate from / are paranoid about some kind of bootloader issue or / FS
> corruption; people who repetedly put everything on / just to need 200
> CDs every once in a while to back up and reinstall are just dumb, IMHO.
> I think it's best to give people "what's best for" them by default, but
> to give them an easy option to change it themselves; if they break it
> (by making 200 gigs of / and then having their old-ass CD-Rs burn right
> but not read afterwards), they can keep both pieces.
> Anyway, this thread is just going in circles. Somebody's said no, some
> people have complained about my semantics and derogatory comments, and
> some just repete the same points over and over. Enough noise. :)
> > Emil Oppeln-Bronikowski wrote:
> >> On wto, 2005-02-01 at 02:16 -0500, John Richard Moser wrote:
> >>> Shouldn't /home be separate from / by default?
> >> I think it's up to users. I split my disk even more, when others with
> >> small disks (yes, there's a plenty of users with 3Gb and less) will
> >> prefer to have one, big / to avoid problems with lack of space for, let
> >> say apt-get cache.
> >>> I've seen too many idiots
> >> Just because they do something in a different (even if it's less
> >> secure, or whatever) way, don't mean they are idiots.
> >> I'd like to remind you about Code Of Conduct. :-)
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