Thanks to Fedora community; Installation & Disk Partitioning ISSUE
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Sat Nov 5 14:01:10 UTC 2011
On Fri, Nov 4, 2011 at 9:33 AM, Marko Vojinovic <vvmarko at gmail.com> wrote:
> In principle one probably could tweak a system into booting from the /home
> partition, but I see no reason to ever want such a configuration.
> You want to think of the /home partition as your working area --- it is
> for storing useful personal data, custom configurations of your favorite
> local e-mail folders, etc. Something like the "Documents and settings"
> in Windows, only much more useful.
Ah well, asked just for information, not going to do that, really there is
not reason to do that. But why I asked because everytime we do partition on
the hard disk when we can boot from each partition so just thought in that
way that /home is a partition but still it is there to have data only...
I was confused since I thought earlier that partitions are always bootable,
but we can have /home as partition which is still not booted (for
> Some people also separate other parts of the filesystem into separate
> partitions, like /boot, /etc, /var, /tmp. /srv, and so on, depending on the
> planned purpose of the system, and their personal preferences for how to
Well, I could have all the separate partitions like you say, but as you
said to have only the separate partitions of '/' and 'home', so now I have
only Three partitions:-
linuxworld at linux-g34l:~> sudo /sbin/fdisk -l
Disk /dev/sda: 250.1 GB, 250059350016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders, total 488397168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xfedcfedc
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 63 245106699 122553318+ 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda2 * 245108734 488396799 121644033 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 478427136 488396799 4984832 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda6 245108736 287049727 20970496 83 Linux
/dev/sda7 287051776 478414847 95681536 83 Linux
Partition table entries are not in disk order
But I don't know having separate all the partitions would server a good
purpose for initial tasks...? Perhaps they (people) might be using it for
their personal reasons... (whatever those reasons are...).
One more thing amazing me is that, (however it could be a silly doubt, I
don't know...) when I typed in Ubuntu:
sudo fdisk -l
it worked. But here when I type the above command it doesn't work, but
rather what I need to type here is as follows:
sudo /sbin/fdisk -l
Now, why that /sbin/ is coming, is it a bug (please don't laugh if it is
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