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Old 02-17-2013, 01:10 PM   #1
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How does this partition scheme look?


I'm the kind of person who likes to experiment a lot, so when one of my experiments broke my OS, I decided the next thing to experiment with should be partitions, partly out of convenience, and partly so re-installing isn't as much of a pain.

I'm not switching to Archlinux and this is what I was thinking for a new partition set up:
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Size   Mount FSType
14.2GB /root NILFS
300MB  /boot JFS
222GB  /home ext4
202GB  /     (ext4 or Btrfs)
63GB   /var  ReiserFS
2GB    swap  swap
Any opinions/suggestions?

Also, I don't want to re-partition my old /home partition so I'm trying to build around it.

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Old 02-17-2013, 02:06 PM   #2
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Try gpt partitions they are fun. 14GB for root and 202 for /seems huge.
 
Old 02-17-2013, 02:29 PM   #3
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Try gpt partitions they are fun. 14GB for root and 202 for /seems huge.
I set aside a lot of room for /root because that's where I put backups.
/ has a lot of extra space because I wanted to put extra room for software. I when I was drawing this up I realized I wouldn't need that much space and could probably shrink it down to 50GB. Thing is, I wouldn't know what to do with the other 150GB.

Edit: I guess I'll leave the 150GB open so if I ever want I could install another distro or something.

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Old 02-17-2013, 07:34 PM   #4
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My only comment would be that (AFAIK) btrfs is still not fully baked, so don't put anything important eg '/' on it ...
 
Old 02-17-2013, 07:34 PM   #5
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Backups should be placed on an external drive, not somewhere else on the same drive.

Personally, I just do / and /home on separate partitions (plus maybe /var if I'll be doing more server work with a lot of services dumping to log files). Beyond that, simply having a regular backup scheme eliminates the need to place every single directory in its own partition to save it across OS installs.

And you only want to use btrfs for working directories, nothing that needs to be stable/reliable since it's still pretty beta.

And ReiserFS is old and completely abandoned as far as I know, ever since he went to jail. I wouldn't bother even experimenting with it, since it'll probably die out relatively soon IMO.

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