Re: Advantage of partitioning?
From: Bill Unruh (unruh_at_string.physics.ubc.ca)
Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2003 16:42:11 +0000 (UTC)
"Peter T. Breuer" <email@example.com> writes:
]Nico Kadel-Garcia <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
]> Guylene Gadal wrote:
]>> tools to boot the system in single user mode or
]>> never thought to back it up - well.... you know
]>> the answer. So, it is a good idea to at least
]>> have /home.
]> /home? Sure. But unless the user is using their own file system of the
]> weak, any rescue CD and a lot of boot floppies with local networks will
]> let you boot the system into a safe single user mode.
]And it's a good idea to have a separate /var and /usr and /usr/local
]and maybe even /tmp.
]> Much more of a problem for many uses is when the user made a "just
]> right" /, /var, /var/log, /usr, /var/spool, /var/spool/mail, /opt,
]> /scratch, /home, /tmp, /usr/local, etc., etc., etc., etc., and they find
]> that one or more of their 20 partitions just doesn't have the space they
]They don't find so, because new software goes in /usr. And if they do
]find so, they can make /usr bigger with no trouble, because *it's not the
]> find they need with new software in place.
OK, I bite. How do you make /usr larger on a fully partitioned disk? And
don't tell me about putting in soft links to room on partitions with
room. That way lies madness.
Just how do you "make /usr/bigger"?