[lfs-support] What Is "The" LFS Partition?

Ken Moffat zarniwhoop at ntlworld.com
Mon Nov 5 16:39:17 PST 2012

On Mon, Nov 05, 2012 at 10:11:15PM +0000, Feuerbacher, Alan wrote:
> Philippe Delavalade wrote:
> > 
> > sda is too big ; you are obliged to make a partition on it.
> Too big? The drive I'm going to use here is a new 3TB one I bought on sale a few days ago. The SSD I was using until now is 256GB. And no matter how big a drive is, you still have to make one or more partitions on it, right?

 I'm not sure that I agree with Philippe on this point, but it is
certainly conventional to use at least one partition.

> Or are you thinking in terms of making partitions of, say, 100GB each for different spins of various distros and LFS?

 That seems excessively large, unless you intend to replicate your
*data* into each distro.  Sharing /home across _distros_ can get
interesting (different groups and UIDs) but has to be a better way
to go.  For LFS, of course, you can easily change the UIDs and group
numbers to match one host distro.

 Even at 100GB, you probably want to use ext4 (if using one of the
ext fs's) to speed up the inevitable fscks.

 I suggest you google for something like "ext2 ext3 ext4 comparison"
to get a better idea of the differences between them.

das eine Mal als Tragödie, das andere Mal als Farce

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