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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2005 12:59 am    Post subject: creating partitions Reply with quote

I would like to create partitions for /, /var, /tmp, /usr, and /home using mac-fdisk. Section 4.c. of the Handbook, "Using fdisk to Partition your Disk", says to create a partition and give it the name root, going on to say "(mandatory)". Is this the name I give the / partition and then I create the other partitions giving the names /var, /tmp, /usr, and /home?

/ --> root
/var --> /var
/tmp --> /tmp
/usr --> /usr
/home --> /home
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2005 1:52 am    Post subject: Re: creating partitions Reply with quote

bobotoes wrote:
/ --> root
/var --> /var
/tmp --> /tmp
/usr --> /usr
/home --> /home

IMHO: these are too many partion for a desktop (home or small-office) use. You need a root, a swap and (if you want) a boot partion.

About your question.
Don't use label like "/name", simply use "name" (for example: use "var" inside of "/var") :wink:
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2005 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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boot partion.

I think it isn't a good idea on ppc...

A / and swap. If you want home too... but no more IMHO.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2005 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I think it isn't a good idea on ppc...


Could you elaborate on that? Why?

Furthermore, in looking at the FAQ, there's stated that one could use parted to shrink a partition.
As a remark on the parted homepage is given that the partition start should stay fixed?
So it's the end that comes forward.
On the other side, the linux partition should be first, before the osx partition.

I have a powerbook, so in applying the above, I should reinstall osx?

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2005 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's no need for a seperate partition for /boot on New World macs, in fact, it makes the install a little more difficult.

As for the partitions, only their order in the mac partition table matters, the physical location doesn't. You can use mac-fdisk to reorder the partitions, so there's no reason to reinstall OSX, since it doesn't care about the partition ordering at all.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2005 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JoseJX wrote:
There's no need for a seperate partition for /boot on New World macs, in fact, it makes the install a little more difficult.

It's exactly what I mean. :wink:

thewally wrote:
You need a root, a swap and (if you want) a boot partion.

"if you want" means "optional". :D
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2005 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what's the difference between the ppc and x86 platform, that makes the installation docs say to create (not mandatory) a boot partition on x86? And why do you say not to on the ppc platform?

The reasoning - as far as I know - is to have a separate partition, so that it's normally not mounted, and in case of some failure, the boot partition is never corrupted.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2005 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On ppc, the bootloader is stored on the bootstrap partition. This is not the same as a /boot partition, you should *never* need to mount the bootloader partition. On ppc the /boot directory is usually only used for storing the kernel, so there's no need to complicate things by creating a seperate partition.
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