Breezy Installation (partitioning)

Ed Fletcher ed at
Tue Oct 25 14:15:28 UTC 2005

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Mario Splivalo wrote:
| On Tue, 2005-10-25 at 11:55 +0200, R.L.Reingard wrote:
|>who does know how to make partitions at installation in a way that '/'
|>one and '/home' is another?
|>a year ago when installing Warty i somehow came to an option like
|>Installation' which automatically made 2 partitions. one for '/' and one
|>for '/home'.
|>when checking out this again for a Breezy Installation, i did not find
|>way again to achieve that.
| If you're gonna be installing Breezy on laptop, or on machine where
| you'll be only user, or the number of active users won't go over integer
| of 3, it's wise to have just one partition on disk. It's much easier to
| cope with free space that way. Of course, you have to be carefull not to
| fill the disk up to it's limit.
| I found that having seperate partitions for /var, /home, /, is just a
| drag. Because, you soon run out of space on, for instance, /var, and you
| have more than 20 gigs free on /home. How to switch that space to var
| when needed?
| 	Mike

On the other hand, I am a big fan of having separate partitions for /
and /home.  It make things much easier when reinstalling a new
distribution or even an upgrade to your current distribution.  For
instance, I am using Hoary right now.  I will install (not upgrade to)
Breezy in a week or two.  When I am done, I will still have all my files
and data in the /home partition.

To avoid running out of space, take a look at the Partition Howto:

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