(very OT) Ideal partition schemes (history of partitioning)

doug at safeport.com doug at safeport.com
Sat Aug 29 18:14:34 UTC 2020

On Sat, 29 Aug 2020, Polytropon wrote:

> On Fri, 28 Aug 2020 23:08:30 -0400, Aryeh Friedman wrote:
>> When installing another OS then FreeBSD (won't state which one to avoid
>> flame wars) I noticed it's default partitioning scheme breaks the main (and
>> only) drive on the system down into 50 GB chunks (in my case / and /home)
>> by default (I over road to FreeBSD's default of one big partition for the
>> whole drive [minus swap]).
>> I was wondering what people think of different generalized partitioning
>> schemes? (there is no right answer here but I might question your comments)
> You are correct about the fact there is no "the correct way".
> What you should implement in your partitioning layout depends
> on what you want to achieve, and there usually are several
> ways (with advantages and disadvantages) to accomplish that.
> That was quite a hodgepodge of statements, but I'm sure you
> will be able to extract some useful information from it, and
> those can be the source of further questions. :-)

Wow Poly, Doug, Steve, this is a thread to save. I guess only guys named 
Doug have used punched cards. Anyone else used paper tape?? The most 
inventive use of punched cards in my past, was when an Alogol system 
arrived without a terminal (or card punch) my boss, with a pocket knife, 
"punched" the character set. Then until the terminal arrived, tested the 
system by programming one card at a time into the card reader. The tedium 
was minimized by copious amounts of beer.

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