[Techtalk] factory install of linux & its partition allocation
anotheranne at fables.co.za
Mon Apr 25 11:45:35 UTC 2011
I recently purchased a new laptop with a factory install of ubuntu. The
partitioning scheme seems really weird.
size type dev mounted
~~~~ ~~~~ ~~~ ~~~~~~~
62GB linux bootable dev/sda1 /media
188GB extended partition dev/sda2
59GB linux ext4 dev/sda8 /
116GB linux ext4 dev/sda6 /media *
2.5GB linux swap dev/sda9
4.9GB linux swap dev/sda7
6.1GB linux swap dev/sda5
* mounted on / according to disc utility but then when you have looked
at it then it is mounted on /media
both sda8 & sda9 have a full compliment of linux directories with
contents from /bin to /var except any user directory in /home
Just what is happening here? why three swap partitions? why are
partitions in any case mounted on /media? Would it not be usual to
allocate a partition to say /home ?
Elucidation sought but not at the expense of easter festivities!
the laptop is a local no-name brand, reputedly a Fujitsu.
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