I usually set up three partitions: /boot / LVM I don't use an initrd. I give '/boot' a partition -- the first partition -- to avoid any possibility of problems with the BIOS being able to find secondary loaders, kernels, and the like. So little goes here that I can be very generous and never have to think about resizing, and it'll still be tiny w.r.t. modern drive sizes. The root volume is a partition because I don't do initrd. Mostly it's just mount points, critical libraries, kernel modules, and ~root. Again, I can size it generously without significant waste. Everything else, even swap, goes into LVM so it's easy to resize. I've not yet found time to play with snapshotting. If the box maker provides a diagnostic partition image, it goes in between '/boot' and '/'. On a server box, this is all atop hardware RAID. -- Mark H. Wood, Lead System Programmer mwood IUPUI Edu Typically when a software vendor says that a product is "intuitive" he means the exact opposite.
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