Re: fedora-list Digest, Vol 43, Issue 249

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> Michael P Angell wrote:
> >  Pretty much a partitioning question. 2 or 6 partitions? Usage and or
> > benefit of higher lower number of partitions? Didn't Red Hat install
> > multiply partitions in earlier versions
> Disclaimer: I'm fairly new to Linux/Fedora, so take my advice with a 
> grain of salt
> /boot is nice to have on a separate partition for various reasons. It 
> doesn't grow out of bounds, either, so it's an easy choice.
> Everything else lives perfectly well on / most of the time
> I've heard somewhere that it's nice to have /home on a separate 
> partition for smoother upgrades (read: reinstalls), but that seems like 
> a lot of work, since both /home and /usr like to grow in size.. It's 
> definitely easier to make a mistake than in case of /boot.
> Of course none of this would be an issue if there weren't any legal 
> problems with a certain filesystem that will go unmentioned so as to not 
> start another flame war :)

I have no idea what legal problems your talking about. But reinstall
hint got me on the right track to understanding why one would separate
things. So 4 partitions is max with 1 able to be partitioned again? That
is a little confusing, partition a partition?

Parted -l gives me 2 primary partitions but the first one starts at

[root@localhost ~]# parted -l
Model: ATA SAMSUNG SV6003H (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 60.1GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos

Number  Start   End     Size    Type     File system  Flags
 1      32.3kB  107MB   107MB   primary  ext3         boot 
 2      107MB   60.1GB  59.9GB  primary               lvm  

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