LVM is better but it still makes recovery a huge pain vs using regular partitions. It's doable now but read up on it before you need it. 
Nowadays with larger drives very few people create multiple partitions unless you know you need them for a specific purpose. Create a small boot partition and dump everything else in root. 

On Fri, Aug 24, 2018, 8:10 AM Gene Heskett <gheskett@...> wrote:
On Thursday 23 August 2018 23:24:37 Mike Bird wrote:

> On Thu August 23 2018 19:52:22 Gene Heskett wrote:
> > And after about 3 more installs, I got it to work, but in my
> > calculations for partition size, I forgot theres around 80 GB in
> > /var, my web pages etc, which was going to be in the / partition, so
> > 40Gb was soon filled up in copying it across.  But lots of empty
> > space left in home, so I fired up gparted to shrink the top of home
> > and make room for a new /opt partition.  But gparted refuses to do
> > that resize/move.  So it looks like another whole new install
> > tomorrow, except tomorrow will be after a new quick change drive
> > cage arrives
>
> Some possibilities you could consider are (1) fewer partitions and (2)
> LVM.
>
LVM was beta at best the last time I tried it back in the fog of time
when I had a little color left in my beard, and wound up losing the
system.  Is it trustable today?

Otherwise I'll probably just set it up as 2Gb for /boot, 500 Gb for /home
(thats 4x the 127G its using now and the rest as /, which has actually
worked pretty good for wheezy. Even that may be too complex, so /boot,
16G of /swap and the rest as / would also work. I had thought
saveing /home separately might be a good idea and will likely do that
now that I've surveyed the system with du -h. I'm about to take a 1T
out, and put a 2T in for amanda at the same time, which would put a 1T
available for /opt or even /home, but that drive has 75,000 spinning
hours on it now. Its apparently found an immortality pill, it had 25
re-allocated sectors before I updated its firmware at about 1000 hours,
still does! As vtapes for amanda, its stayed around 85% used for years,
with 25 to 60 GB rewritten every night. Its also backing up my cnc
machines too, 5 total.

Thinking out loud...

> --Mike
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
> To unsubscribe, e-mail:
> trinity-users-unsubscribe@... For additional
> commands, e-mail: trinity-users-help@... Read
> list messages on the web archive:
> http://trinity-users.pearsoncomputing.net/ Please remember not to
> top-post:
> http://trinity.pearsoncomputing.net/mailing_lists/#top-posting



--
Cheers, Gene Heskett
--
"There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty:
 soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order."
-Ed Howdershelt (Author)
Genes Web page <http://geneslinuxbox.net:6309/gene>

---------------------------------------------------------------------
To unsubscribe, e-mail: trinity-users-unsubscribe@...
For additional commands, e-mail: trinity-users-help@...
Read list messages on the web archive: http://trinity-users.pearsoncomputing.net/
Please remember not to top-post: http://trinity.pearsoncomputing.net/mailing_lists/#top-posting