What's the point of having /usr/local on it's own partition?
This is one of the partitions I see in almost every partitioning guide and I don't get it. Why would you have than any any partition other than the one /usr is on? The only thought I've had is that since it's using binaries compiled on your computer, it might be more tuned to your computer than your OS so when you switch distros it would still work (provided nessisary libraries.) Other than that, I'm lost.