On 02/26/2014 04:02 PM, Les Mikesell wrote: > 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 > point. Isn't this pretty much the use case for LVM? Set up the other partition as a pv on a different volume group from the root, and have three logical volumes in it. You can resize as needed. This keeps /home and /var in separate filesystems, too, and there are advantages to that.