Disk layout for XO-1.5

david at lang.hm david at lang.hm
Tue Jul 28 16:33:23 EDT 2009


On Tue, 28 Jul 2009, Paul Fox wrote:

> david at lang.hm wrote:
> > disadvantages to using partitions
> >
> > primarily boils down to one
> >
> > you have to decide ahead of time how big to make the partitions, and
> > changing this later is non-trivial. if you guess wrong you can end up
> > running out of space in one place while you have extra space in others.
>
> it's kind of surprising that no one has (or, maybe they have and
> i'm once again unaware) developed easy to use partition and fs
> resizing technology to help solve this problem.  imagine having
> the / and /home filesystems on adjacent partitions.  it would be
> nice to be able to slide the boundary between them:  when doing
> an upgrade, minimize home, and maximize root.  when the upgrade
> is finished, minimize root and maximize home.  you'd get to keep
> the advantages of segregation between the two, while also getting
> the ability to more fully utilize the total disk space.

this is what LVM claims to solve. however for the small disk size and the 
complexity involved I don't think it would be a good idea.

David Lang


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