[RndTbl] Partitioning in Linux

Adam Thompson athompso at athompso.net
Fri Jun 10 13:43:22 CDT 2011

I’ve taken to making my life as simple as possible:

/dev/sda1 = swap

/dev/sda2 = root (including everything else)


No LVM, no RAID (assuming HW RAID or VM instead).


I haven’t run into a system that can’t boot off a large root partition in quite some time, and I don’t have any systems running root FS types that aren’t bootable, either.

The fewer things I have to remember about how a system is configured, the better, from my perspective.



From: roundtable-bounces at muug.mb.ca [mailto:roundtable-bounces at muug.mb.ca] On Behalf Of Kevin McGregor
Sent: Wednesday, June 08, 2011 19:21
To: MUUG Roundtable
Subject: [RndTbl] Partitioning in Linux


Well, not really partitioning. I know how to do that. At work today, the question of how to set up some Linux servers arose. To put it in some kind of context, when I install Ubuntu Linux (server), by default it creates a small /boot partition, the creates a LVM partition with a / ext4 partition and a swap partition inside of that.


Is that optimal? Recommended? Some would say that /home, /tmp, /var and others should reside in separate partitions/filesystems. Discuss. :-)


Thanks for any input!



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