How should I partition 2 80 gig drives?

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at
Sun Sep 4 18:21:00 PDT 2005

On 2005-09-04 20:12, Robin Smith <rasmith at> wrote:
> bob self <bobself at> writes:
> > I want to set up FreeBSD 5.4 Release to fully use 2 80 gig hard
> > drives. I'm not sure how I should set these up in disklabel editor.
> > I just want to use this as a general purpose machine.
> I would recommend putting /usr/local as well as /usr/home on their own
> partitions.  It greatly facilitates system upgrades if you have a large
> number of users and/or a great many installed ports.

tuning(7) has a good section on disk partitioning too, that may be of
interest.  I recently read it again, and I can say that a lot of what it
contains is still valid and useful, years after the initial manpage was
imported by Matt Dillon.

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