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Old 11-02-2004, 07:03 PM   #1
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Where should I save my driver file


Hello everyone,
I have two questions regarding download files online to my hard drive.
First of all, which location should I save the file to? and when I unpack the driver file to a "writeable" location? where is writeable location?

FYI: I have /boot, /, /var, /usr, swap and /home partitions.

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Old 11-02-2004, 07:13 PM   #2
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This is what I've done, and it works well for me as it reminds me of what I have downloaded and where it is so to speak.

I've created a directory my my users home directory, e.g. /home/user named downloads, e.g. /home/user/downloads.

Inside of that directory I've created different directories for the different things I download, e.g. /home/user/downloads/drivers, /home/user/downloads/pics, etc.

Hope that helps.
good luck.
 
Old 11-02-2004, 07:23 PM   #3
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thanks for your prompt reply. Do you know what's "writeable" location?
I read somewhere that it's better to create a /usr partition if you want to download a lot of software/program? I don't know what's the adventage of doing that? Can anyone explian the logic to me?

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Old 11-02-2004, 07:25 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by dimsun
thanks for your prompt reply. Do you know what's "writeable" location?
I read somewhere that it's better to create a /usr partition if you want to download a lot of software/program? I don't know what's the adventage of doing that? Can anyone explian the logic to me?

Thanks
It doesn't matter if the directory is writable or not. And I hope /usr already exists as its default with every Linux/Unix system. Your probably thinking of /usr/local which most programs installed by users will be installed to by default.. make that one writable by whatever users or groups you want the access to be, etc.
 
Old 11-02-2004, 07:35 PM   #5
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Write able is relative, e.g. If I am root, which I should not be btw just for downloading something, I can write anywhere.

If however, I am user, highly recommended, I am limited to where I have write permissions.

I think you're getting to the question of running out of space for installed software, if that is where you're going with this, you'll want to look at your partitioning scheme.

A forum search for partitioning should provide a mass of links for your use with many different configurations, for your choosing.

Some things to consider when partitioning for an install. What will the machine be used for, e.g. a desktop every day pc, a web server, a file server, etc. Your use of the machine should be considered when partitioning. Hope this helps.
good luck.
 
  


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