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    Default Partitioning, rate of consumption and indicators

    Hi,

    A couple of questions re the new advanced mode in UT7 for disc partitioning:

    1. If you manually partition (using normal, accepted standards) then UT has consistent installation issues/failures. Following exactly the same process but just let UT do the partitioning for you in advanced mode yield successful installs every time. Anyone else experience this?

    2. Using the new advanced mode and letting UT do the partitioning it will give you an option to use whole disc and create separate partitions for /, /home, /tmp, /usr and /var. Some of these partitions are really small but I am assuming that they are done according to best practice expectations by the UT devs. Can anyone tell me what the expected rate of growth in these partitions should be? Which of them are suppose to grow through general daily usage and which should stay roughly the same or fill very slowly?

    3. The disc indicator on the UT rack shows which partition? Can this be changed to something else? How? Maybe the partition that is expected to be growing on not just the first one it finds?

    Thanks.

    Werner

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    1) Yes, because of issues like this is why expert mode is available. Its a workaround

    2) Recommend using one partition. I would use expert mode as a workaround for machines that don't install with the normal - not a way to go crazy with partitioning schemes.

    3) It shows / - cannot be changed.

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    1. But that's exactly what the problem is - even though expert mode allows you to do this, UT won't install properly after doing a custom partitioning scheme whereas if you let it do its own thing then all is okay.

    2. Any idea of what grows and how quickly? There is still a lot of merit in doing separate partitions. For one thing it won't kill your machine if /tmp all of a sudden overflows.

    3. Little silly as /home is the one that really gets the data, isn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Werner View Post
    1. But that's exactly what the problem is - even though expert mode allows you to do this, UT won't install properly after doing a custom partitioning scheme whereas if you let it do its own thing then all is okay.

    2. Any idea of what grows and how quickly? There is still a lot of merit in doing separate partitions. For one thing it won't kill your machine if /tmp all of a sudden overflows.

    3. Little silly as /home is the one that really gets the data, isn't it?
    2) No idea. You are free to go off-the-beaten-path, but realize it is less tested and less optimized and will continue to be.

    3) there isn't much in /home
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