What I do for a new machine?

Oliver Grawert ogra at ubuntu.com
Fri Dec 2 15:37:44 UTC 2011

On Fri, 02 Dec 2011 16:13:53 +0100
Olivier Pavilla <olivier.pavilla at linux-squad.com> wrote:

> I'm not agree with you. And I think you think anyone must think the
> same as yours.
> Maybe it's too much complex for you but it's not.

i definitely is very complex unless you exactly know what you do ....

> /boot is on /dev/sda1
ubuntu does not remove old kernels if new ones are installed, you
should exactly know what size you pick for this partition if you want
it separate ...

> /home is on /dev/sda4 <= encrypted
you can as well encrypt your homedir if its on a single partition
setup, the installer offers this at user creation time 

> /opt is on /dev/sda6
only makes sense if you actually install a lot third party SW that isnt
packaged, else this dir will simply stay empty and you waste diskspace

> /tmp is on /dev/sda5
again, you should know how big this has to be as many apps cache
opeerational data in it

> /usr/local is on /dev/sda8
same thing as for /opt applies here, ususally not used on an ubuntu

> /var is on /dev/sda7
contains several caches (apt, dpkg, databases etc) and grows a lot over
time ...

> swap is on /dev/sda9 <= encrypted
if you want to use hibernation (i.e. on a laptop), you dont want
encrypted swap...

> You think you're modern. You're just little bit arrogant...
please dont be insulting, liam made a valid claim, a multi partition
setup is clearly for advanced users, i can see no level of arrogance
in his post ...

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