1. I wonder if there is a sane way to have Windows/Linux boot/Linux swap/Linux root/Linux temp or whatever would be good for a Gentoo system I will most likely completely break. I have absolutely zero clue about the advantages and disadvantages of "extended file systems". Hmm... *thinks*

    Thursday, 03-Jan-13 20:01:34 UTC from MuSTArDroid
    1. @omni Windows, /boot, and swap can't be on logical partitions I don't think, but beyond that there should be no problems having / and /home as logical partitions off an extended partition.

      Thursday, 03-Jan-13 20:10:03 UTC from web
      1. @toksyuryel So, a sane solution would be: /boot | SWAP | Ext -> /root /tmp /home | Windows?

        Thursday, 03-Jan-13 21:08:27 UTC from MuSTArDroid
        1. @omni Actually, I guess I'll put /root and /home together as I can't estimate their respective sizes well

          Thursday, 03-Jan-13 21:10:01 UTC from MuSTArDroid
          1. @omni For a more realistic, dual drive system, /home should just get its own drive. Then you don't even need to mess with extended partitions.

            Thursday, 03-Jan-13 21:14:06 UTC from web
        2. @omni For a single drive setup, Windows | SWAP | /boot | Ext -> / | /home is what I would suggest. I have no idea why you would ever make a partition for /root, and /tmp should never have its own partition or everything breaks.

          Thursday, 03-Jan-13 21:11:57 UTC from web
          1. @toksyuryel Oh, I thought /tmp on another partition was a good idea. Guess I'll just go for {Windows | SWAP | /boot | /} then.

            Thursday, 03-Jan-13 21:16:46 UTC from MuSTArDroid
            1. @omni going to put /home on a separate drive then? If it's going on the same drive it *should* get its own partition.

              Thursday, 03-Jan-13 21:18:37 UTC from web
              1. @toksyuryel What purpose does segregating it have?

                Thursday, 03-Jan-13 21:20:36 UTC from web
                1. @kamikaze It makes it portable between systems and OS's, and separates it from whatever problems may plague the rest of the OS. If the OS needs to be reinstalled or replaced there's no danger of losing /home, and you can easily move it from one OS to another.

                  Thursday, 03-Jan-13 21:27:41 UTC from web
              2. @toksyuryel I confused / with /root. But no, one disk only. I wonder about the sizes, though. / and /home will both be rather big. Guess I should look at my current Parabola system :x

                Thursday, 03-Jan-13 21:21:55 UTC from MuSTArDroid
                1. @omni My / is only using 54G right now, so I'd say 100G is probably a good safe amount for it. Mine has 250G to work with though. /home should be by far the biggest, as it's going to be where all of your personal files go which will include a lot of media and image files.

                  Thursday, 03-Jan-13 21:30:17 UTC from web
                  1. @toksyuryel It's a shame /home is better off separated from the rest. I really think I'd prefer / and /home to be together so that I don't have to worry about disk space, but that is risky if I destroy my system? :/

                    Friday, 04-Jan-13 09:06:20 UTC from MuSTArDroid
                    1. @omni Mhm.

                      Friday, 04-Jan-13 09:12:54 UTC from web
            2. @omni My /tmp is a memory disk.

              Thursday, 03-Jan-13 21:19:22 UTC from web
    2. @widget That's perfectly acceptable! That's actually what I do. Or what I should do really. Right now I only have /var/tmp/portage set up like that, but I ought to just put all of /tmp like that. But I can't really be bothered to do so. The main point I was trying to make was to never make a /tmp partition on your *hard drive*.

      Thursday, 03-Jan-13 21:35:16 UTC from web
    3. @widget The difference is the last time I tried making a /tmp partition on my hard drive the system would not boot.

      Thursday, 03-Jan-13 21:37:40 UTC from web
    4. @widget I'm too tired to speculate as to why it happens. I was supposed to be going to bed over an hour ago actually.

      Thursday, 03-Jan-13 21:42:49 UTC from web