Patition Scheme and Dependency Help Requested
Greetings. I am new to Slackware Linux, despite having used Linux (Debian) for a few years on servers and homemade routers/firewalls. I am also new to having Linux as a main desktop.
That being said, I have a few questions I need some help with.
First, can the same partitioning schemes be applied to desktop systems and be used efficiently? Here is the layout I was planning to put on my 60Gig hard drive:
/dev/hda1 - /boot
/dev/hda2 - /
/dev/hda3 - swap
/dev/hda4 - EXTENDED
/dev/hda5 - /var
/dev/hda6 - /tmp
/dev/hda7 - /opt
/dev/hda8 - /usr
/dev/hda9 - /usr/local ?? I know this is used on FreeBSD, not sure here tho
/dev/hda10 - /home
2) The Final question is on dependencies, security updates, program updates, etc. Now Debian has apt-get, *BSD has ports...how is this handled in Slackware, and is it diligent, accurate, and thorough?
Sorry for the long post for only 2 questions. Thanks in advance for any replies.