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stelmed 02-28-2004 01:53 AM

Why sould I use different partitions even when there is only one HDD
 
I would appreciate if someone could "enlighten" me about this...

xgreen 02-28-2004 02:31 AM

so you can still have you data if your root partition is gone....for example in my box, i am having 2 partitions. i.e

/
/home

i had an experience that required me to reinstall back my slack...from the installation processes there is an option that you dooes't have to touch/format the /home partition...so all important data will be saved..

320mb 02-28-2004 02:46 AM

plus, if your users /home is on a seperate partition, all your Cusomization and Eye candy will be saved and you won't have to reconfigure it all.........
and, if you run a server, it's best to put /var on it's own partition as well!!
so all your "logs" dont clog up the root partiton, "IF the Root partiton runs out of space because of "logs", Your system may stop running altogether!!"

stelmed 02-28-2004 03:09 AM

Thanx, it seems that I have a long way to go till I can finetune my Slack box......


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