[CentOS] CentOS 6.5 install

Wed Feb 26 21:02:40 UTC 2014
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On Wed, Feb 26, 2014 at 2:54 PM,  <m.roth at 5-cent.us> wrote:
>>>> You can simply create two virtual disks from the single RAID-5 volume.
>>> Create one that is like 500GB for the OS volume and then create a 2nd
>>> one which uses the remainder of the space.
>> But pay attention to where you'd like /var, /home, /opt, etc to live.
>> You may want to make them symlinks into directories on your larger
>> volume if they each need space and you don't want separate
>> filesystems, but then you have to juggle things after the install.
> I've long liked having /home, at least, and maybe /opt, where some things
> install by default, on other partitions than root. With the larger drives
> we're getting these days, we've modified out kickstart for pxeboot builds
> to give 500G to /, and everything else as one big partition. I've also
> considered making that / partition smaller - maybe 250G? or less, since /
> doesn't really need huge tracts of land... sorry, Monty Python  flash
> there..... In any case, doing it that way lets you do a completely clean
> install, if necessary or desired.

Is there a way to get /home, /var, and /opt installed as directories
on that other "one big partition"?   /var in particular has an odd mix
of OS and 'your' data and logs that may turn out to be big.  And you
may not know ahead of time what to allocate for it as a separate mount

   Les Mikesell
     lesmikesell at gmail.com