Is there a need to split the key folders into different partition on 1 hdd?
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The advantage is that a runaway program or a DOS attack, wont eat up your HD space, if they are in seperate partitions. It is supposly quick to back up. On a server i would say yes its a good idea, but for a desktop or Personal computer, also all of the distros default to have a single partition. If you drive gives up the ghost and is defective the seperate partition wont help at all. Its a matter of choice. Secondly if you miss judge the partition space for each mount point then you are more or less going to have to reinstall to give you more room. I learn that one the hard way!
Originally posted by azbaer The advantage is that a runaway program or a DOS attack, wont eat up your HD space, if they are in seperate partitions. It is supposly quick to back up. On a server i would say yes its a good idea, but for a desktop or Personal computer, also all of the distros default to have a single partition. If you drive gives up the ghost and is defective the seperate partition wont help at all. Its a matter of choice. Secondly if you miss judge the partition space for each mount point then you are more or less going to have to reinstall to give you more room. I learn that one the hard way!
yah is there no way to change the parition size without installing again?
Resizing partitions is fairly painless with Partition Magic, but it only works reliably with Windows partitions (which does many of us no good). I made my Linux partitions with PM (its supposed to have ext2 and ext3 support, and does to a point), but once I acctually installed Linux on them PM didn't much care for them (said they have errors or doesn't even reconize the file system anymore).
I have version 8.01, but after that Symantec bought the program and slapped Norton on the front (Powerquest Drive Image became the new Norton Ghost). I think that Norton may have released a PM 9, which may or may not have better handling of ext2 and ext3. You would have to research it and maybe get some opinions from thoes that have used it.
Other than that, I don't know of any utilities, but I'm sure that there others out there.
If you plan your system right you never need to use a partitioning tool.
What I did on my system (slackware) was to boot knoppix with my spare hdd plugged in, copied everything from the system hdd to this spare, repartition the system hdd with cfdisk then copied all the files back. Rebooted the computer with the slackware installation disk, booted my system using a kernel on the CD, re-ran lilo to install the bootloader, removed the slackware CD then rebooted the computer ( and bob was my uncle )
Ya, your right. PM isn't much good on a pure linix system, but it seems like a lot of people dual boot. So I thought I'd throw it out there. As one who has 4 OS's going (DOS, 2 Wins, and FC3), and has moved and resized the three non linux ones about 20 times with PM, I thought it might be worth a mention. Also, PM can be booted off of the disk at startup.
And how come everyone's Uncle Bob is dead (Bob was my Uncle too)?