Lots of SCSI disks/Partitions
Posted Mar 18, 2004 6:46 UTC (Thu) by wolfrider
Parent article: Lots of SCSI disks
--That is a Truly Neat Hack. I don't understand it, but the explanation given in the article by the Editor is sufficient for me.
--AFA having more than 15 partitions on one disk - WHY?? It's generally better to just add disks; that way you're usually looking at less impact if one particular device fails.
--Can anybody come up with a good real-world reason to have >15 partitions on one device? I mean, my setup looks like this:
1 - 1600MB Win98 C:
2 - 16MB /boot
3 - 8MB Knoppix/Syslinux bootfloppy image
4 - Extended --=> rest of drive
5 - 256MB Swap
6 - 9GB D:
7 - 4480MB E: DVD/CD temp partition
8 - reserved (leftover from a resize)
9 - 4800MB (?Mepis install?)
10 - 4GB LVM
11 - ~53GB Backups (Reiserfs)
1 - 5GB Knoppix hdinstall
2 - 3GB LVM
3 - 8MB alternate /boot
4 - Extended
5 - 500MB Swap
6 - 5GB DVD/CD temp space #2 (ext2)
7 - 10GB F: -- ISO storage, games, etc
8 - 4GB ??? (Man I wish I wasn't writing this from Windoze)
9 - 5GB ??? (Space for testing another Linux install, prolly)
10 - 4GB (Reserved for future expansion)
11 - ~38GB Backups #2 (Reiserfs)
--I think the largest number of partitions I've ever had on 1 device went up to 13, but that was before restructuring. If anyone can come up with a valid and -necessary- scheme for having 16 or more partitions, I'd really like to see it.
--OTOH, *BSD has a partition scheme that uses "slices" - which are basically sub-partitions. I dunno exactly how well the Linux kernel currently supports UFS(? might be FFS) filesystem writing or formatting, but might be something to consider.
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