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Old 09-04-2009, 10:54 AM   #1
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standard layout or add in all the extras


When loading a RHEL server, it seems like the default layout skips the swap, tmp, usr, var all that other stuff. are those all necessary? if I make all those in the dropdown list, will the OS automatically know how to use them all properly?
 
Old 09-04-2009, 11:08 AM   #2
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default layout skips the swap, tmp, usr, var all that other stuff. are those all necessary
That depends on what purpose the server is used for. By default all will be a part of `/`. In case I need to have a layout, I would prefer `/tmp`, `/var` to be on different partitions. In case your `/tmp` is part of the `/`, if that gets filled up, you server will crash, which you don't want to happen.In case your `/var` gets fulled, most of the services will stop working.

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Old 09-04-2009, 11:34 AM   #3
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OH, so its going to make tmp and var and all those regardless? So what I'm really doing on that screen during the install process is giving me the option to move things like swap var tmp to a different physical drive if i want to?
 
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OH, so its going to make tmp and var and all those regardless? So what I'm really doing on that screen during the install process is giving me the option to move things like swap var tmp to a different physical drive if i want to?
Yes. It is just giving an option to have different partitions for the file system.

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Old 09-04-2009, 11:41 AM   #5
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Many thanks Prasanta!
 
  


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