[lug] overran / ...again

D. Stimits stimits at attbi.com
Wed Aug 21 18:01:51 MDT 2002

j davis wrote:
> also..for my personal non-server computer i run as root...
> i know i know please spare me the hand slapping.lol
> anyway, is there any reason i could not make /root
> its own partion and treat it like /home, never format it
> even during a new install. do yall think the redhat installer
> would care if i told it not to format /root.

I can't say that I know *why* it would fail to format it separately, but 
the nature of root owning everything, I wouldn't recommend it. I believe 
it would appear to work, and one day a "gotcha" would getcha under some 
unusual circumstance.

D. Stimits, stimits AT attbi.com

> Thanks Again,
> jd
>> From: "j davis" <davis_compz at hotmail.com>
>> Reply-To: lug at lug.boulder.co.us
>> To: lug at lug.boulder.co.us
>> Subject: [lug] overran /  ...again
>> Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2002 23:37:37 +0000
>> hello
>>  I am a jackass.For the second time in year i have attemted to
>> fill my / partion beyond 100%. First time it seamed to break X
>> somewhere. This time all of roots rc files and personal configs are
>> trashed but X starts...so I really dont plan on doing this again,
>> but i am curious....when a partion is overran is the damage done
>> totally random...or is there method to the madness?
>> thanks,
>> jd
>> jd at taproot.bz
>> http://www.taproot.bz

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