On Tue, 2005-07-12 at 08:37 -0700, Duncan wrote:
> Partitioning... If you are like me and use lots of separate partitions (I
> have about 20, all told), one thing you'll find is that your /usr/ needs
> to be bigger than with other distributions, because that's where the
> portage tree and all the sources are kept (unless you put the portage tree
> on its own partition or locate it elsewhere than the default
> /usr/portage/). Similarly, you may want a larger /var/ or /var/tmp/ than
> normal, since by default, that's where portage does all its compiling.
Well, I'm quite the opposite. I have /home, /boot, and /. However, if
you do use the lots of partitions method, you might look into using LVM.
I've got a junk-hardware-magnet fileserver, and in the process of
adding/swapping hard drives, switching to RAID, etc etc, I've discovered
it's quite a tiresome process when you want to play with partitions. I
just switched the thing over to LVM though, and it is quite impressive.
It will save you huge amounts of time if you will be needing to do a lot
of partition shuffling.
If it is your first time to install gentoo, it will add some complexity,
but will help when you realize "oh no, I need another 500mb
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