[ask] Try to understand installation behavior and Linux file system
I'm installing slackware to my PC that has 4 partitions on my IDE slave hard drive that is /dev/hdb.
The four partitions are:
/dev/hdb1 for swap
/dev/hdb2 for root /
/dev/hdb3 for /usr/local
/dev/hdb4 for /home
I thought that the Linux package will be at root / and assumed /usr/local and /home would be empty directories, but instead I found that those directories are not.
What is the behavior of the installation? Does it put the package spread out across the mounted directories, not centralize in /?
I was planning to put my applications only on /usr/local and my data only on /home.