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Re: default partition scheme without /home - why ?

Chris Snook wrote:
Valent Turkovic wrote:
On Mon, Mar 10, 2008 at 8:35 PM, Jeff Spaleta <jspaleta gmail com> wrote:
On Mon, Mar 10, 2008 at 5:19 AM, Valent Turkovic
 <valent turkovic gmail com> wrote:
 >  Fedora Live CD target audience are desktop users, right? I as a
 >  desktop user haven't seen any need for / partiton over 8-10 GB.


You didn't understan me. 8GB for / and the rest of hard drive in /home
Now your wife has all the space she needs... is it now more clear?

And how much does your wife has in / if you don't take in account /home folder?

 My wife has 10+ gigs of just digital photos, and its just vacation
 pictures.  And she's pretty much the epitome of a "desktop" user.

 I know "desktop users" with small children and digital cameras who
 blow through 20 gigs of space in personal photos in under 6 months.
 And then once you get into digital video you blow through 100's of
 gigs of personal home movies in mere weeks.  All of this activity has
 become pretty common "home desktop" activity, for certain people.

 I think your concept of "desktop usage" is extremely myopic and
 doesn't take into account the explosion of personal data that is being
 driven by personal digital media.  I'm not even talking about crap
 like retail entertainment media that people purchase or steal.  I'm
 talking strictly about digital media that "home users" are creating
 with the digital devices and then organizing and editting on their
 "home desktop" computers which isn't meant for public sharing.


I believe you didn't understand my initial post.
I said one partitoin for / and one for /home so there is space for
user data as long as they have big hard drives :)


What about a separate /usr, or a separate /var? These can both be quite beneficial, but when you start carving up the disk behind the user's back, you're practically guaranteed to get it wrong much of the time.

Providing better recommended configurations for novice users is a great idea that I completely support, but I will knife anyone who tries to make this default behavior in Anaconda, because it will screw up a whole bunch of things for me and many other people.

Isn't this a bit too strong language? Are you really a violent person? Knife somebody because of partition scheme - have you been hanging out too much with reiserfs crew? :)

Nobody is saying to make something default and to "screw up a whole bunch of things" in the process, just to present the options for different partition schemes would be really nice option.

* Default partition scheme
* Server partition scheme
* Desktop partition scheme
* Custom partition scheme


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