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Re: [trinity-users] Re: "Start Job" - switching to svsvinit-devuan

From: "Dr. Nikolaus Klepp" <office@...>
Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2018 22:27:08 +0100
Am Freitag, 16. März 2018 schrieb William Morder:
> > If your home folder lives on the same partition as /, then you'll have some
> > work to do :-)
> 
> Yeah ... I copied my home folder to another hard drive (a precaution for 
> whenever I am about to experiment, or do something stupid); so that it would 
> be possible to make my home folder something like sdb3, etc. ... if that is 
> what you mean. 

exactly. that's a good way not to loose your data :-)

> Most of my important files are kept elsewhere, on other hard BIG drives; the 
> root partion and home folder are installed on a 100 GB hard drive. And I only 
> use the home folder for temporary files, which will eventually get moved to 
> one of those other places. Otherwise, the only real purpose of my home folder 
> is to keep all my settings intact. 
> 
> If I follow what you're saying, then I could partition that 100 GB hard drive 
> something like: 
> sda1 = /
> sda2 = /boot
> sda3 = swap
> 
> But that seems like a waste of space, as even a generous root partition has 
> never been bigger than about 30 GB, and a boot partition is maybe 2 or 3, and 
> maybe 4-6 GB for swap -- which leaves at least 60 GB for what? 
> 
> Or maybe something else would be better? Then I could use a partition on sdb 
> as my home folder? 

Space is cheap. Anyhow, you most likely will never use swap. And /boot does not need to be on a seperate partition, just keep it on /. You can always resize/create/erase partitions with gparted (puppylinux comes in handy for this), so it essentilly does not matter with what size you start, you can always change that later. 20GB for / is OK, make the rest /home. But before  installing a new OS, please copy /home/your-user to /home/copy-of-your-user - and check twice that you use the right partition :-)



> 
> Thanks for your advice, 
> 
> Bill
> 
> 
> >
> > > My current system is Debian Jessie, and runs pretty much like I want,
> > > except for some minor bugs. My biggest complaint is systemd, and I really
> > > want to go back to using sysvinit.
> > >
> > > Also: I wonder if it is possible to switch to Devuan without doing a
> > > complete reinstallation? i.e., after changing over to sysvinit, can I
> > > enable Devuan repositories (and disable Debian), then do something like
> > > sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
> > > or whatever?
> > >
> > > Bill
> >
> > You can move from debian jessie to devuan jessie without problems, just
> > follow the guide
> > https://devuan.org/os/debian-fork/stable-jessie-announce-052517 section
> > "Upgrade". When you do the upgrade, please do it on a console, not on a X11
> > terminal.
> >
> > Nik
> 
> 
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