F13 - goodnewws and bad news

Aaron Konstam akonstam at sbcglobal.net
Sat Jun 5 13:56:15 UTC 2010

On Sat, 2010-06-05 at 11:36 +0930, Tim wrote: 
> On Fri, 2010-06-04 at 18:35 -0700, Kam Leo wrote:
> > I believe the OP means "/" which is the "root".
> Only they can answer that, but since they mentioned the separation of
> root from home, I do not think so.  And I cannot imagine that anyone
> could have difficulty separating / from /home using the usual
> partitioning tool, it's *very* easy.

I think I admitted that what I wanted to do made little sense but
although separating / from /home in fdisk it is easy, it is pretty
confusing to do in the GUI partitioner in the installer. 
> /root, on the other hand, is not a mount point, it's a directory in /,
> and that's how it should be.  /root needs to be available to the root
> user when they log on in all modes, including single, where only the
> minimum of partitions are mounted (i.e. most, if not all, of fstab is
> ignored).
> -- 
> [tim at localhost ~]$ uname -r
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In the next world, you're on your own.
Aaron Konstam telephone: (210) 656-0355 e-mail: akonstam at sbcglobal.net

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