F13 - goodnewws and bad news
akonstam at sbcglobal.net
Sun Jun 6 20:45:52 UTC 2010
On Sun, 2010-06-06 at 13:33 -0700, Craig White wrote:
> On Sun, 2010-06-06 at 15:21 -0500, Aaron Konstam wrote:
> > On Sun, 2010-06-06 at 08:32 -0700, Craig White wrote:
> > > On Sat, 2010-06-05 at 08:48 -0500, Aaron Konstam wrote:
> > > > On Sat, 2010-06-05 at 09:19 +0930, Tim wrote:
> > > > > On Fri, 2010-06-04 at 15:42 -0500, Aaron Konstam wrote:
> > > > > > 2. For more than 15 years I have found that the GUI partition
> > > > > > installer hard to use and in F13 it is even more impossible to use.
> > > > > > This is mainly because the various options are hard to distinguish
> > > > > > from one another. I know someone will say it was easy fo them but I
> > > > > > challenge them in the basic configuration to remove the separation of
> > > > > > root from home.
> > > > >
> > > > > Do you mean the root user space (typically /root)? That shouldn't be
> > > > > inside /home, and that's not a partitioning issue.
> > > >
> > > > No, the basic disk structure created by the partitioner has separate LVM partitions for /root and
> > > > /home. I wanted to combine them to a single LVM partition. I failed
> > > > miserably. It does not make much sense what I wanted to do but I was
> > > > frustrated that I couldn't do it. What I really wanted to do is to
> > > > have the partitions other than swap in a single partition. I got that
> > > > done but I am apprehensive about being able to do it again on my laptop
> > > > which also has a Windows XP partition. I find the whole GUI partitioning
> > > > application confusing.
> > > ----
> > > /home and /root are not connected to each other and could only become
> > > part of the same partition if the / filesystem were part of the
> > > partition as that is the connection between them. Of course
> > > putting /, /root and /home in the same LVM partition is actually the
> > > default so what you are trying to do is nonsensical. But since you
> > > admitted that what you are trying to do doesn't make any sense it seems
> > > there is really no reason to complain that what your are trying to do
> > > won't work.
> > >
> > > Craig
> > But your conclusion that / is in the same partition as /root and /home
> > does not correspond to what one sees in Figure 7.27 in the Installation
> > Guide (see my other post) so your assertion makes no sense either.
> give me a link to the figure you are referring to
Google for F13 Installation gide and look at Figure 7.27. (In section 7.20). You will see if / is in the partition that it is displayed on the screen.
And the size of the partition would be greater than the sum of the sizes
of /root and /home. It is not in my display, so / is not part of the
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