Partitioning advice (/usr and /home)
m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Mon Sep 15 09:06:43 PDT 2003
On Mon, Sep 15, 2003 at 08:30:15AM -0400, Jud wrote:
> On Mon, 15 Sep 2003 12:27:37 +0200, "Michael Vondung"
> <michael at vcommunities.net> said:
> > Backup matters aside, is there a significant advantage of having a
> > separate
> > /home partition at all? If not, just skipping /home and using 70GB for
> > /usr
> > (including /usr/home) might be the most practical and flexible approach?
> No significant advantage to a separate partition that I know of. The
> primary disadvantage of too much partitioning, running out of room,
> doesn't seem to apply here either. Looks like it's just whatever you
Quite a few people find it advantageous to be able to mount /home
nosuid or even noexec; doing the same on the /usr partition would
render a machine practically unusable. But, generally for home
systems where the owner is the sole user or all users are trusted,
this isn't a problem.
Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 26 The Paddocks
PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Marlow
Tel: +44 1628 476614 Bucks., SL7 1TH UK
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