nelz wrote:Hans Resier had stopped working on Reiserfs some time before his "relocation".
Not sure I want to commemorate his name. It was a good file system though.
nelz wrote:18 partitions! You really need to look at LVM, particularly if you are in the habit of resizing, reformatting or shifting data around.
But would LVM provide hermetic seals between different areas like partitions do?
I make four primaries on each HD as a matter of course, even if I don't immediately use them all. I size the system partitions to be not much more than they need, say half full - no point in them being ten times too big. I am old-fashioned and use cfdisk, don't like hot resizing.
Let's see (looks like only 17, sorry):-
sda1 DOS system (yes, for retro games)
sda2 DOS data (used to be Win95, purely for an old scanner)
sda3 OpenSuse Swap
sda4 OpenSuse /var
sdb1 Windows XP
sdb2 OpenSuse /boot
sdb3 OpenSuse /
sdb4 Windows Data
sdc1 Linux Data (effectively /home, gets mounted on a /home stub)
sdc2 Linux Data (archive stuff)
sdc3 Linux Data (more archive stuff, complete copies of old /homes)
sdc4 Extended partition containing :-
sdc5 Prepared for Mepis /boot - but installation put /boot in / , so disused
sdc6 Mepis /
sdc7 Mepis /home
sdc8 Mepis /data (mounted on /Mepis /home)
sdc9 Mepis swap
This is a snapshot just after installing Mepis. I still need to tidy up, like Suse and Mepis could share a swap partition.