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Old 05-27-2014, 12:31 PM   #1
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Advices to partition layout


I have a 16 gb micro sd card and a 500gb sata via usb which will be used on rpi.
It will have at least this three partitions:
Code:
/dev/mmcblkp0 /boot
/dev/mmcblkp1 swap
/dev/sda /
I am thinking in put /etc to use another partition from sdcard, what else would be interesting too to put there to use the rest of space from sdcard?
 
Old 05-27-2014, 01:09 PM   #2
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do not use sdcard, but use your hard disk instead (for swap, for storage, for home, for whatever). Especially /etc may be on sdcard, but hdd is much faster (even a pendrive is faster than that sdcard). But it also depends on what is running on your pi.
 
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Keep in mind that to have /etc on an extra partition you will have to create your own customized init script inside an initramfs/initrd.
 
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Old 05-27-2014, 08:45 PM   #4
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I did not use anything less then necessary from sdcard, so:
Code:
/dev/mmcblkp0 /boot
/dev/sda1 swap
/dev/sda2 /
thanks for the advices.

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Old 05-30-2014, 11:10 AM   #5
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This, worked on first boot, but when a i had to switch it on / off, did not boot again.
Code:
/dev/mmcblkp0 /boot
/dev/sda1 swap
/dev/sda2 /
Like TobiSGD said i think it was because /etc, which is under / was under other partition, so i will do:
Code:
/dev/mmcblkp0 /boot
/dev/mmcblkp1 /
/dev/sda1 swap
/dev/sda2 /home
/dev/sda3 /usr
/dev/sda4 /tmp
 
Old 06-05-2014, 06:41 AM   #6
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I cant boot with swap on other device than the one with / so my final /etc/fstab:
Code:
/dev/mmcblkp0 /boot
/dev/mmcblkp1 swap
/dev/mmcblkp2 /
/dev/sda1 /home
/dev/sda2 /usr
/dev/sda3 /tmp
 
  


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