Should root partition be first partition?

Jerry McAllister jerrymc at
Mon Feb 8 14:20:29 UTC 2010

On Mon, Feb 08, 2010 at 08:09:48AM -0600, 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 should work, but there are so many things that might assume
to have / (root) as the first partition on a bootable drive that
maybe it is best to just stick with that convention.


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