One or Four?
Julian H. Stacey
jhs at berklix.com
Fri Feb 17 23:20:14 UTC 2012
> We'd like a show of hands to see if folks prefer the "old" style default
> with 4 partitions and swap, or the newer iteration with 1 partition and
I've been doing Unix 30+ years, so there's a tendency to respond
"Multiple", 'cos seeing a single 1 partition on a system normaly
meant it had been set up by someone clueless or lazy. Though not
always, as there could very occasionaly be good reason for it. ...
& ZFS now muddies the water. However whichever way ...
> Let the majority decide which layout is preferred for the default.
No. Bad idea. Not on questions@, the list of the least clued up,
the list raw beginners are referred to subscribe to. At least get
a majority on hackers@ or current@ or arch at . Some answers one sees
on questions@ are very good, but some are ... the other way.
Julian Stacey, BSD Unix Linux C Sys Eng Consultants Munich http://berklix.com
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