Should root partition be first partition?
bruce at cran.org.uk
Mon Feb 8 23:52:43 UTC 2010
On Monday 08 February 2010 14:09:48 Peter Steele wrote:
> I've set up a system with gpart and have the swap partition first followed
> by root, var, and so on. This works fine but I've seen documents that
> always have root first, then swap. Is there any reason that root should be
> the first partition or can it follow swap space?
It may partly be historical: old PCs couldn't boot from past 504MB due to the
1023 cylinder limitation so /boot had to be first on the disk.
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