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22 Post subject: Partitions / installation  PostPosted: 13.11.2010, 14:32



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Greetings! I'm new to Aptosid; looking forward to using it.

My "standard" GNU-Linux install includes setting up partitions as follows:
/
/usr
/usr/local
/tmp
/var
/var/log
/srv
/home

(Size varies, and there's swap, of course.)

On the Partition tab of the Aptosid install sequence, I'm unable to manually enter some of these mount points; am I missing something on that screen?

I'm fully expecting a "D'oh!" moment when I get a response. Wink

Thanks!
 
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Post subject: RE: Partitions / installation  PostPosted: 13.11.2010, 16:14
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You need to configure manually after the installation, for "some of these" that is not offered.
Otherwise you can consider modifying your standard for this aptosid system.
 
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Post subject: RE: Partitions / installation  PostPosted: 13.11.2010, 16:23



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I don't believe there is any limit to the number of partitions or links you can set during install. You can call xparted, cfdisk, and fdisk from within the install gui. Personally I've always used gparted and setup the partitions before starting the install gui, I suggest this route if you are having troubles. Make sure the target disk is unmounted, partition and format it before aptosid install.
 
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Post subject: RE: Partitions / installation  PostPosted: 13.11.2010, 17:44



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i wonder if such a branched partition scheme is needed by $user.
i have seen people following advice from the internets without knowing why they should want this.

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Post subject: RE: Partitions / installation  PostPosted: 13.11.2010, 22:25



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kolchak,

regards and fun with aptosid. It is an excellent distribution.

I recommend to follow the manuals instructions as per:

      Code:
http://manual.aptosid.com/de/part-size-examp-de.htm#part-example


So for "normal" (user-) use these detailed partititons are not necessary.

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Post subject: Re: Partitions / installation  PostPosted: 14.11.2010, 00:29



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      kolchak wrote:
Greetings!

I'm fully expecting a "D'oh!" moment when I get a response. Wink




Dohhhhhhhhh!

Laughing

Unless you are setting up a very elaborate server, what you want is:

5GB for "/" and put the complete filesystem there.

Your installed memory = swap size.

Symlink your user data (from other partitions) in to the /home/user folder that is on the aptosid partition.

That is all you need for a nice desktop system. Very Happy
 
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Post subject: RE: Re: Partitions / installation  PostPosted: 15.11.2010, 04:26



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I use the KISS (keep it simple, stupid) policy.
Only one root (/) partition for OS. separate ones for data.
Multiple partitions for data only.

Simple and fast to implement and use.

Never could find a reason to use more than one partition for OS.

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Post subject: Re: RE: Re: Partitions / installation  PostPosted: 19.11.2010, 00:57



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      dpt wrote:
I use the KISS (keep it simple, stupid) policy.
Only one root (/) partition for OS. separate ones for data.
Multiple partitions for data only.

Simple and fast to implement and use.

Never could find a reason to use more than one partition for OS.


That's like it is in Windows too Wink

For example:
Installing your favorite flavor of Windows and apps on C:\
Data onto D:\

My laptop's disk has 4 partitions \,\usr,\home and swap, which works well.
 
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Post subject: Re: RE: Re: Partitions / installation  PostPosted: 19.11.2010, 05:08



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      DeepDayze wrote:
My laptop's disk has 4 partitions \,\usr,\home and swap, which works well.


@DeepDayze: may i ask, what are the advantages you find in separating out /usr ?

thanks in advance for the info,
ike.

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Post subject: Re: RE: Re: Partitions / installation  PostPosted: 20.11.2010, 23:58



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      ikeinthai wrote:
      DeepDayze wrote:
My laptop's disk has 4 partitions \,\usr,\home and swap, which works well.


@DeepDayze: may i ask, what are the advantages you find in separating out /usr ?

thanks in advance for the info,
ike.

originally I did that to keep the root partition small, but yes you are right that /usr should not need to be separated on a single physical drive as in a laptop for example. The install is like 3 years old now though and eventually I'll be wiping it and doing a fresh install as there's quite a bit of cruft left behind.
 
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