most important step - partitioning !!!
hi dolda and all the respected moderators.
soon i will be installing red hat 9.0 again along side winXP, mandrake9.1
so i really want to know the different partitioning and their workings.
now after going through the threads relating with program applications directories
i have a feeling the path where program binaries or other categories reside change according to the nature of partitioning
for example rite now i have 3 partitions for mandrake
and i had to keep the / bigger. to install packages during installation
i realized earlier [during previos installations of red hat 9.0 ]
that if i make these partitions
and if i make the / biggest
then it will not install the packages saying not enough space
so if i make the /usr bigger
then it will install all the packages
so for /, swap, /home
the installer installs all the packages in /
and for /, swap, /usr, /var , /home
installer installs it in /usr
so dolda if u can guide us, i mean the work and significance of all these partition types
also ext2, ext3, rieserFS
the next red hat 9.0 installation i will be doing, i would like to buy the christopher negus's redhat 9.0 bible and go through all the examples and excercises to set up web server, ftp server, mail server and all that
[ since i will be graduating this october in B.Sc in network and communications management. and after that i will only get the certification of mcsa (just in case) and ccna and then completely and wildly go for linux certifications. cuz i only like linux now. nothing else!!! ]
for that i want to know what kind of partitions i should set up.
ok i am leaving for work. i will check back linuxforums.org at night [US pacific time]
thank you to all the moderators/administrators of linuxforums.org