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From: "Sven Vermeulen (swift)" <swift@g.o>
Subject: gentoo commit in xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook: hb-install-alpha-disk.xml hb-install-arm-disk.xml hb-install-hppa-disk.xml hb-install-ia64-disk.xml hb-install-mips-disk.xml hb-install-ppc-disk.xml hb-install-ppc64-disk.xml hb-install-x86+amd64-disk.xml
Date: Mon, 17 Oct 2011 19:51:45 +0000 (UTC)
swift       11/10/17 19:51:45

  Modified:             hb-install-alpha-disk.xml hb-install-arm-disk.xml
                        hb-install-hppa-disk.xml hb-install-ia64-disk.xml
                        hb-install-mips-disk.xml hb-install-ppc-disk.xml
                        hb-install-ppc64-disk.xml
                        hb-install-x86+amd64-disk.xml
  Log:
  Enhancing information on downsides wrt multiple partitions.
  
  This hopefully also clears up some of the confusion that is surrounding
  separate /usr partitions. Yes, it now mentions that an initramfs might be
  needed in that case.
  
  And no, we do not "recommend" a separate /usr partition, nor do we
  "not recommend" it.

Revision  Changes    Path
1.32                 xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/hb-install-alpha-disk.xml

file : http://sources.gentoo.org/viewvc.cgi/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/hb-install-alpha-disk.xml?rev=1.32&view=markup
plain: http://sources.gentoo.org/viewvc.cgi/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/hb-install-alpha-disk.xml?rev=1.32&content-type=text/plain
diff : http://sources.gentoo.org/viewvc.cgi/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/hb-install-alpha-disk.xml?r1=1.31&r2=1.32

Index: hb-install-alpha-disk.xml
===================================================================
RCS file: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/hb-install-alpha-disk.xml,v
retrieving revision 1.31
retrieving revision 1.32
diff -u -r1.31 -r1.32
--- hb-install-alpha-disk.xml	22 Aug 2011 17:18:23 -0000	1.31
+++ hb-install-alpha-disk.xml	17 Oct 2011 19:51:45 -0000	1.32
@@ -4,12 +4,12 @@
 <!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
 <!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 -->
 
-<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/hb-install-alpha-disk.xml,v 1.31 2011/08/22 17:18:23 swift Exp $ -->
+<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/hb-install-alpha-disk.xml,v 1.32 2011/10/17 19:51:45 swift Exp $ -->
 
 <sections>
 
-<version>10</version>
-<date>2011-08-22</date>
+<version>11</version>
+<date>2011-10-17</date>
 
 <section>
 <title>Introduction to Block Devices</title>
@@ -115,9 +115,12 @@
 </ul>
 
 <p>
-However, multiple partitions have one big disadvantage: if not configured 
-properly, you might result in having a system with lots
-of free space on one partition and none on another.
+However, multiple partitions have disadvantages as well. If not configured
+properly, you will have a system with lots of free space on one partition and
+none on another. Another nuisance is that separate partitions - especially
+for important mountpoints like <path>/usr</path> or <path>/var</path> - often
+require the administrator to boot with an initramfs to mount the partition
+before other boot scripts start. This isn't always the case though, so YMMV.
 </p>
 
 </body>



1.14                 xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/hb-install-arm-disk.xml

file : http://sources.gentoo.org/viewvc.cgi/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/hb-install-arm-disk.xml?rev=1.14&view=markup
plain: http://sources.gentoo.org/viewvc.cgi/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/hb-install-arm-disk.xml?rev=1.14&content-type=text/plain
diff : http://sources.gentoo.org/viewvc.cgi/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/hb-install-arm-disk.xml?r1=1.13&r2=1.14

Index: hb-install-arm-disk.xml
===================================================================
RCS file: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/hb-install-arm-disk.xml,v
retrieving revision 1.13
retrieving revision 1.14
diff -u -r1.13 -r1.14
--- hb-install-arm-disk.xml	4 Sep 2011 14:34:01 -0000	1.13
+++ hb-install-arm-disk.xml	17 Oct 2011 19:51:45 -0000	1.14
@@ -4,12 +4,12 @@
 <!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
 <!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 -->
 
-<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/hb-install-arm-disk.xml,v 1.13 2011/09/04 14:34:01 swift Exp $ -->
+<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/hb-install-arm-disk.xml,v 1.14 2011/10/17 19:51:45 swift Exp $ -->
 
 <sections>
 
-<version>7</version>
-<date>2011-09-04</date>
+<version>8</version>
+<date>2011-10-17</date>
 
 <!-- TODO: Add section about MTD and such -->
 
@@ -155,10 +155,16 @@
 </ul>
 
 <p>
-However, multiple partitions have one big disadvantage: if not configured
-properly, you might result in having a system with lots of free space on one
-partition and none on another. There is also a 15-partition limit for SCSI and
-SATA.
+However, multiple partitions have disadvantages as well. If not configured
+properly, you will have a system with lots of free space on one partition and
+none on another. Another nuisance is that separate partitions - especially
+for important mountpoints like <path>/usr</path> or <path>/var</path> - often
+require the administrator to boot with an initramfs to mount the partition
+before other boot scripts start. This isn't always the case though, so YMMV.
+</p>
+
+<p>
+There is also a 15-partition limit for SCSI and SATA.
 </p>
 
 <p>



1.29                 xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/hb-install-hppa-disk.xml

file : http://sources.gentoo.org/viewvc.cgi/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/hb-install-hppa-disk.xml?rev=1.29&view=markup
plain: http://sources.gentoo.org/viewvc.cgi/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/hb-install-hppa-disk.xml?rev=1.29&content-type=text/plain
diff : http://sources.gentoo.org/viewvc.cgi/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/hb-install-hppa-disk.xml?r1=1.28&r2=1.29

Index: hb-install-hppa-disk.xml
===================================================================
RCS file: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/hb-install-hppa-disk.xml,v
retrieving revision 1.28
retrieving revision 1.29
diff -u -r1.28 -r1.29
--- hb-install-hppa-disk.xml	17 Sep 2011 12:16:09 -0000	1.28
+++ hb-install-hppa-disk.xml	17 Oct 2011 19:51:45 -0000	1.29
@@ -4,12 +4,12 @@
 <!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
 <!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 -->
 
-<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/hb-install-hppa-disk.xml,v 1.28 2011/09/17 12:16:09 swift Exp $ -->
+<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/hb-install-hppa-disk.xml,v 1.29 2011/10/17 19:51:45 swift Exp $ -->
 
 <sections>
 
-<version>11</version>
-<date>2011-09-17</date>
+<version>12</version>
+<date>2011-10-17</date>
 
 <section>
 <title>Introduction to Block Devices</title>
@@ -78,10 +78,16 @@
 </ul>
 
 <p>
-However, multiple partitions have one big disadvantage: if not configured
-properly, you might result in having a system with lots of free space on one
-partition and none on another. There is also a 15-partition limit for SCSI and
-SATA.
+However, multiple partitions have disadvantages as well. If not configured
+properly, you will have a system with lots of free space on one partition and
+none on another. Another nuisance is that separate partitions - especially
+for important mountpoints like <path>/usr</path> or <path>/var</path> - often
+require the administrator to boot with an initramfs to mount the partition
+before other boot scripts start. This isn't always the case though, so YMMV.
+</p>
+
+<p>
+There is also a 15-partition limit for SCSI and SATA.
 </p>
 
 </body>



1.12                 xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/hb-install-ia64-disk.xml

file : http://sources.gentoo.org/viewvc.cgi/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/hb-install-ia64-disk.xml?rev=1.12&view=markup
plain: http://sources.gentoo.org/viewvc.cgi/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/hb-install-ia64-disk.xml?rev=1.12&content-type=text/plain
diff : http://sources.gentoo.org/viewvc.cgi/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/hb-install-ia64-disk.xml?r1=1.11&r2=1.12

Index: hb-install-ia64-disk.xml
===================================================================
RCS file: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/hb-install-ia64-disk.xml,v
retrieving revision 1.11
retrieving revision 1.12
diff -u -r1.11 -r1.12
--- hb-install-ia64-disk.xml	17 Oct 2011 19:31:38 -0000	1.11
+++ hb-install-ia64-disk.xml	17 Oct 2011 19:51:45 -0000	1.12
@@ -4,7 +4,7 @@
 <!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
 <!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 -->
 
-<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/hb-install-ia64-disk.xml,v 1.11 2011/10/17 19:31:38 swift Exp $ -->
+<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/hb-install-ia64-disk.xml,v 1.12 2011/10/17 19:51:45 swift Exp $ -->
 
 <sections>
 
@@ -144,10 +144,17 @@
 </ul>
 
 <p>
-However, multiple partitions have one big disadvantage: if not configured
-properly, you might result in having a system with lots of free space on one
-partition and none on another. There is also a 15-partition limit for SCSI and
-SATA.
+However, multiple partitions have disadvantages as well. If not configured
+properly, you will have a system with lots of free space on one partition and
+none on another. Another nuisance is that separate partitions - especially
+for important mountpoints like <path>/usr</path> or <path>/var</path> - often
+require the administrator to boot with an initramfs to mount the partition
+before other boot scripts start. This isn't always the case though, so YMMV.
+</p>
+
+<p>
+There is also a 15-partition limit for SCSI and SATA, unless you use GPT
+labels.
 </p>
 
 <p>



1.31                 xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/hb-install-mips-disk.xml

file : http://sources.gentoo.org/viewvc.cgi/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/hb-install-mips-disk.xml?rev=1.31&view=markup
plain: http://sources.gentoo.org/viewvc.cgi/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/hb-install-mips-disk.xml?rev=1.31&content-type=text/plain
diff : http://sources.gentoo.org/viewvc.cgi/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/hb-install-mips-disk.xml?r1=1.30&r2=1.31

Index: hb-install-mips-disk.xml
===================================================================
RCS file: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/hb-install-mips-disk.xml,v
retrieving revision 1.30
retrieving revision 1.31
diff -u -r1.30 -r1.31
--- hb-install-mips-disk.xml	23 Aug 2011 17:35:39 -0000	1.30
+++ hb-install-mips-disk.xml	17 Oct 2011 19:51:45 -0000	1.31
@@ -4,7 +4,7 @@
 <!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
 <!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 -->
 
-<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/hb-install-mips-disk.xml,v 1.30 2011/08/23 17:35:39 swift Exp $ -->
+<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/hb-install-mips-disk.xml,v 1.31 2011/10/17 19:51:45 swift Exp $ -->
 
 <sections>
 
@@ -13,8 +13,8 @@
 This chapter describes how to partition a disk for future usage.
 </abstract>
 
-<version>6</version>
-<date>2011-08-23</date>
+<version>7</version>
+<date>2011-10-17</date>
 
 <section>
 <title>Introduction to Block Devices</title>
@@ -82,10 +82,16 @@
 </ul>
 
 <p>
-However, multiple partitions have one big disadvantage: if not configured
-properly, you might result in having a system with lots of free space on one
-partition and none on another. There is also a 15-partition limit for SCSI and
-SATA.
+However, multiple partitions have disadvantages as well. If not configured
+properly, you will have a system with lots of free space on one partition and
+none on another. Another nuisance is that separate partitions - especially
+for important mountpoints like <path>/usr</path> or <path>/var</path> - often
+require the administrator to boot with an initramfs to mount the partition
+before other boot scripts start. This isn't always the case though, so YMMV.
+</p>
+
+<p>
+There is also a 15-partition limit for SCSI and SATA.
 </p>
 
 </body>



1.50                 xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/hb-install-ppc-disk.xml

file : http://sources.gentoo.org/viewvc.cgi/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/hb-install-ppc-disk.xml?rev=1.50&view=markup
plain: http://sources.gentoo.org/viewvc.cgi/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/hb-install-ppc-disk.xml?rev=1.50&content-type=text/plain
diff : http://sources.gentoo.org/viewvc.cgi/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/hb-install-ppc-disk.xml?r1=1.49&r2=1.50

Index: hb-install-ppc-disk.xml
===================================================================
RCS file: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/hb-install-ppc-disk.xml,v
retrieving revision 1.49
retrieving revision 1.50
diff -u -r1.49 -r1.50
--- hb-install-ppc-disk.xml	21 Jul 2010 01:28:29 -0000	1.49
+++ hb-install-ppc-disk.xml	17 Oct 2011 19:51:45 -0000	1.50
@@ -4,7 +4,7 @@
 <!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
 <!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 -->
 
-<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/hb-install-ppc-disk.xml,v 1.49 2010/07/21 01:28:29 nightmorph Exp $ -->
+<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/hb-install-ppc-disk.xml,v 1.50 2011/10/17 19:51:45 swift Exp $ -->
 
 <sections>
 
@@ -13,8 +13,8 @@
 This chapter describes how to partition a disk for future usage.
 </abstract>
 
-<version>10.1</version>
-<date>2010-07-20</date>
+<version>11</version>
+<date>2011-10-17</date>
 
 <section>
 <title>Introduction to Block Devices</title>
@@ -321,10 +321,16 @@
 </ul>
 
 <p>
-However, multiple partitions have one big disadvantage: if not configured
-properly, you might result in having a system with lots of free space on one
-partition and none on another. There is also a 15-partition limit for SCSI and
-SATA.
+However, multiple partitions have disadvantages as well. If not configured
+properly, you will have a system with lots of free space on one partition and
+none on another. Another nuisance is that separate partitions - especially
+for important mountpoints like <path>/usr</path> or <path>/var</path> - often
+require the administrator to boot with an initramfs to mount the partition
+before other boot scripts start. This isn't always the case though, so YMMV.
+</p>
+
+<p>
+There is also a 15-partition limit for SCSI and SATA.
 </p>
 
 </body>



1.36                 xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/hb-install-ppc64-disk.xml

file : http://sources.gentoo.org/viewvc.cgi/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/hb-install-ppc64-disk.xml?rev=1.36&view=markup
plain: http://sources.gentoo.org/viewvc.cgi/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/hb-install-ppc64-disk.xml?rev=1.36&content-type=text/plain
diff : http://sources.gentoo.org/viewvc.cgi/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/hb-install-ppc64-disk.xml?r1=1.35&r2=1.36

Index: hb-install-ppc64-disk.xml
===================================================================
RCS file: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/hb-install-ppc64-disk.xml,v
retrieving revision 1.35
retrieving revision 1.36
diff -u -r1.35 -r1.36
--- hb-install-ppc64-disk.xml	21 Jul 2010 01:55:53 -0000	1.35
+++ hb-install-ppc64-disk.xml	17 Oct 2011 19:51:45 -0000	1.36
@@ -4,7 +4,7 @@
 <!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
 <!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 -->
 
-<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/hb-install-ppc64-disk.xml,v 1.35 2010/07/21 01:55:53 nightmorph Exp $ -->
+<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/hb-install-ppc64-disk.xml,v 1.36 2011/10/17 19:51:45 swift Exp $ -->
 
 <sections>
 
@@ -13,8 +13,8 @@
 This chapter describes how to partition a disk for future usage.
 </abstract>
 
-<version>10.0</version>
-<date>2010-07-20</date>
+<version>11</version>
+<date>2011-10-17</date>
 
 <section>
 <title>Introduction to Block Devices</title>
@@ -144,10 +144,16 @@
 </ul>
 
 <p>
-However, multiple partitions have one big disadvantage: if not configured
-properly, you might result in having a system with lots of free space on one
-partition and none on another. There is also a 15-partition limit for SCSI and
-SATA.
+However, multiple partitions have disadvantages as well. If not configured
+properly, you will have a system with lots of free space on one partition and
+none on another. Another nuisance is that separate partitions - especially
+for important mountpoints like <path>/usr</path> or <path>/var</path> - often
+require the administrator to boot with an initramfs to mount the partition
+before other boot scripts start. This isn't always the case though, so YMMV.
+</p>
+
+<p>
+There is also a 15-partition limit for SCSI and SATA.
 </p>
 
 </body>



1.18                 xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/hb-install-x86+amd64-disk.xml

file : http://sources.gentoo.org/viewvc.cgi/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/hb-install-x86+amd64-disk.xml?rev=1.18&view=markup
plain: http://sources.gentoo.org/viewvc.cgi/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/hb-install-x86+amd64-disk.xml?rev=1.18&content-type=text/plain
diff : http://sources.gentoo.org/viewvc.cgi/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/hb-install-x86+amd64-disk.xml?r1=1.17&r2=1.18

Index: hb-install-x86+amd64-disk.xml
===================================================================
RCS file: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/hb-install-x86+amd64-disk.xml,v
retrieving revision 1.17
retrieving revision 1.18
diff -u -r1.17 -r1.18
--- hb-install-x86+amd64-disk.xml	17 Oct 2011 19:31:38 -0000	1.17
+++ hb-install-x86+amd64-disk.xml	17 Oct 2011 19:51:45 -0000	1.18
@@ -4,7 +4,7 @@
 <!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
 <!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 -->
 
-<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/hb-install-x86+amd64-disk.xml,v 1.17 2011/10/17 19:31:38 swift Exp $ -->
+<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook/hb-install-x86+amd64-disk.xml,v 1.18 2011/10/17 19:51:45 swift Exp $ -->
 
 <sections>
 
@@ -13,7 +13,7 @@
 This chapter describes how to partition a disk for future usage.
 </abstract>
 
-<version>10</version>
+<version>11</version>
 <date>2011-10-17</date>
 
 <section>
@@ -169,10 +169,17 @@
 </ul>
 
 <p>
-However, multiple partitions have one big disadvantage: if not configured
-properly, you might result in having a system with lots of free space on one
-partition and none on another. There is also a 15-partition limit for SCSI and
-SATA.
+However, multiple partitions have disadvantages as well. If not configured
+properly, you will have a system with lots of free space on one partition and
+none on another. Another nuisance is that separate partitions - especially
+for important mountpoints like <path>/usr</path> or <path>/var</path> - often
+require the administrator to boot with an initramfs to mount the partition
+before other boot scripts start. This isn't always the case though, so YMMV.
+</p>
+
+<p>
+There is also a 15-partition limit for SCSI and SATA unless you use GPT
+labels.
 </p>
 
 <p>





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