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Old 02-28-2004, 12:53 AM   #1
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Why sould I use different partitions even when there is only one HDD

I would appreciate if someone could "enlighten" me about this...
Old 02-28-2004, 01:31 AM   #2
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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


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 all important data will be saved..
Old 02-28-2004, 01:46 AM   #3
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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!!"

Last edited by 320mb; 02-28-2004 at 01:48 AM.
Old 02-28-2004, 02:09 AM   #4
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Thanx, it seems that I have a long way to go till I can finetune my Slack box......


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