default partition scheme without /home - why ?
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Tue Mar 11 00:06:33 UTC 2008
On Mon, 2008-03-10 at 15:13 -0400, Jeremy Katz wrote:
> ext3 doesn't support online shrinking and I don't think that fixing that
> is on the ext4 todo. So no matter how easy you make it, it's still not
> really going to be easy enough as a reboot into some other environment
> will be needed :-/
Couldn't we pull a trick the LiveCDs do, but the source is the existing
partition? Create a "Maintenance Mode" GRUB menu entry, booting it no
that would copy the some pre-selected (we would have to choose the
"reasonable defaults" here) programs into tmpfs, umount / and away you
IMHO this is very important, a separate /home has saved me on several
occasions. Not to mention it makes upgrading or sharing a common home
between various distros a breeze.
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