Best partitioning scheme for my HDD? Please advise.

Joe Vender jvender at
Tue Feb 20 21:52:55 UTC 2007

On Tuesday 20 February 2007 13:38, Lowell Gilbert wrote:
> In a system that tight for space (for running KDE, anyway), I would
> just put all the space (aside from some swap) into a single root
> partition.  The risks of something running away and filling a
> partition are much less of an issue than the risks of filling up a
> partition with legitimate data and needing to play games to keep
> everything installed.
> Greg Lehey has been recommending this approach in his books for at
> least a couple of editions now.

This is the approach I take with slackware, since I've never had any problems 
with system hangs/reboots using it. But, what concerns me about this approach 
when using FreeBSD is that I've had spontaneous reboot problems with FreeBSD. 
Although I think I've narrowed the solution down to just not using kernel 
ppp, since I get the reboots using pppd whether or not I've set 
debug.mpsafenet=0 on my system, there may be other issues involved. With 
everything under /, a spontaneous reboot might leave the filesystem corrupted 
and unusable, correct? I cound certainly try it, though, once I know that 
I've taken care of the rebooting issue for good.


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