System Restore

Vram lamsokvr at
Sun Jun 26 23:55:40 UTC 2005

Martin J Hooper wrote:

> Eric S. Johansson wrote:
>> I propose separating the base system and the site-specific 
>> modifications into two separate regions.  The base OS plus any 
>> changes to the base (security, bug fixes etc.) go into the base 
>> region.  Any site-specific changes such as applications or 
>> configuration changes go into the site-specific region. The two 
>> regions are merged dynamically (unionfs?) such that anything in the 
>> site-specific region is dominant and supersedes anything in the base 
>> region. making changes to files or directories should be 
>> automatically placed in the site-specific region.
> I was just thinking about partitioning being something along these lines.
> I have a root and a home partition - Wouldn't it be easier as well to 
> have a small etc partition too.  Then if you needed to reinstall the 
> OS you would just tell the installer to mount without formatting.
> Or would that not work??
If memory seves me right....

There are several things that must be on the root partition.

I believe that

/, etc, sbin, bin  all need to be on the same partition..

/boot, /usr, /var, tmp, opt, /home can be on separate partitions.

At least that is the way I recall it..

Someone correct me if I am wrong..



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