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Re: Getting rid of /boot

On Fri, 2009-12-04 at 16:45 -0800, Marc Wilson wrote: 
> On Fri, Dec 4, 2009 at 4:25 PM, Tom H <tomh0665 gmail com> wrote:
> > I had understood the complexity to be the separate /boot not the use of lvm...
> Actually, the complexity is that Fedora for some insane reason still
> defaults to using LVM for everything *other* than /boot.  This brings
> no benefit to most users.

Well, it means I can have separate filesystems for things that I don't
want overwritten if I reinstall (/home, /usr/local, /opt, /var/www,
etc.) and I can dynamically resize them if they get unbalanced.  That's
pretty useful.

Someone else mentioned the limited number of physical and logical
partitions.  If you want separate partitions for those systems and for,
say, separate system and user data on a dual-boot machine with Windows,
and multiboot, and a diagnostics partition, those partitions can get
used up pretty quickly.

(Pet peeve: I wish that /var/www and some other things in /var/lib that
I don't want wiped out lived someplace else, like /srv.  But I guess
that battle's lost...)

                Matthew Saltzman

Clemson University Math Sciences
mjs AT clemson DOT edu

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