Subject: Re: default /usr partition
To: Simon Burge <email@example.com>
From: David Brownlee <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/16/1999 14:54:43
On Tue, 17 Aug 1999, Simon Burge wrote:
> > The current letters used for /usr in sysinst are:
> > D: alpha pmax vax x68k
> > E: arm32 bebox i386 pc532
> > G: macppc sparc
> > ?: mac68k (uses MacOS partitions - may be 'G')
> > It would be nice if we could try to move towards some recommended
> > value where possible. Since sysinst currently either leaves
> > everything alone (upgrade) or blows everything away and starts
> > from scratch (install), it shouldn't be _too_ disruptive.
> I used to prefer "G" for /usr, since that's how our older BSDish boxes
> used to get set up, but now I install all my NetBSD boxes with a large
> root filesystem and no /usr (as I seen a few people suggest around
> here). Is there no reason why we shouldn't push in that direction?
I'm definitely in favour of pushing for a default 'root + swap'
only install, with easy option for /var and /usr, but that is
an orthogonal issue :)
> > I've favour 'D' on the grounds its the next available partition,
> > and the i386 'd' braindamage should go away eventually :)
> This reasoning is not unsound :-)
ccing port-sparc as I'd like to start there.
How unhappy would people be if I changed the sparc sysinst to
default to using 'd' for /usr?
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