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Re: [vox-tech] Partition Questions Part 1
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Re: [vox-tech] Partition Questions Part 1

  • Subject: Re: [vox-tech] Partition Questions Part 1
  • From: Micah Cowan <micah@cowanbox.coMAPSm>
  • Date: Thu, 07 Dec 2000 10:16:56 -0800
  • References: 3A2F327E.26664961@ucdavis.edu

On Wed, Dec 06, 2000 at 10:47:26PM -0800, Robert G. Scofield wrote:
> According to the Installation Guide for RedHat 6.1 you should create
> only these partitions unless you have a reason to do otherwise:
> swap
> /boot
> /
> Last August there was an exchange of views on this list about how many
> and what types of partitions to have.  Micah Cowan took a position even
> more minimalist than RedHat.  For a home system he recommends only swap
> and /.  My general question is what are the reasons for having more
> partitions?

Really?  Whoops!  If that's the case, then I simply *left out* /boot.
Can't get too far without that.


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