[techtalk] Partitioning advice (was Disk utilities under Linux)
conor.daly at oceanfree.net
Thu Oct 12 03:03:16 EST 2000
On Wed, Oct 11, 2000 at 01:37:09PM +0100 or so it is rumoured hereabouts,
Conor Daly thought:
> On Tue, Oct 10, 2000 at 10:35:00AM -0400 or so it is rumoured hereabouts,
> Caitlyn M. Martin thought:
> > HI,
> > >
> > > Does /home never need updating?
> > Only when you update your data. Think of it this way: if you're running
> > Windows, you could create a shared directory called \home, right? In it you
> > could have subdirectories for different users, right? Now, if you put
> > things like word processing documents, spreadsheets, saved games in
> > progress, or whatever in there, why would you need to upgrade it? See what
> > I mean?
> BTW, I have a little ~3 page doc available giving suggested partition
> layouts for both single and multi disk systems for dual-boot. There's a
> little bit on what needs to be backed up and what doesn't. There's even a
> method detailed for the speediest reinstallation of a bad Windows system
> w/o losing your data or appllications. Using this method, I can
> completely (including applications) restore my Windows side of things in
> under two hours!
> I had it posted somewhere on the web but can't remember the URL off-hand.
> If anyone's interested in having a look, give me a shout and I'll hunt
> down the URL.
I've had a number of replies asking for this info so I went and hunted
myself down on geocities.com. The Partitioning document is to be found at
The rest of the site is still very much under construction and should not
be laughed at...
Conor Daly <conor.daly at oceanfree.net>
Domestic Sysadmin :-)
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