[CentOS] CentOS 6 Partitioning Help

Thu Sep 1 17:19:14 UTC 2011
Tom H <tomh0665 at gmail.com>

On Thu, Sep 1, 2011 at 1:20 AM, Simon Matter <simon.matter at invoca.ch> wrote:
>> On 08/31/2011 08:51 PM, Jonathan Vomacka wrote:
>>> In the past this was my partition scheme:
>>> Root filesystem (/) = 10240MB (10GB)
>>> /boot = 200MB
>>> swap =  1024MB (1GB)
>>> /var = 20480MB (20GB)
>>> /tmp = 10240MB (10GB)
>>> /usr = 51200MB (50GB)
>>> /home = all remaining space on the drive
>> Having /usr separate from the root file system is no longer recommended
>> or supported.
> Are you sure that's true? Reading the latest EL6 docs I have the
> impression it's recommended to put /usr on the same disk where / and /boot
> are. That's a good rule but I don't think it's meant to run without /usr.




Do not place /usr on a separate partition

If /usr is on a separate partition from /, the boot process becomes
much more complex, and in some situations (like installations on iSCSI
drives), might not work at all.