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Re: /altroot post installation set up
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: /altroot post installation set up
- From: Ben Goren <ben_(_at_)_trumpetpower_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Fri, 23 May 2003 17:42:18 -0700
On Fri, May 23, 2003 at 03:21:52PM -0600, Steve Lenti wrote:
> Isn't your boot partition on wd0?? and if so why would you want
> to put /altroot on your main disk?? that pretty much defeats the
> purpose of /altroot.
Not if you've only got one disk. Sure, you may be hosed in the
event of a hardware failure, but it's still a great backup to have
for those times when you, say, untar a new set of release tarballs
over the system and forget to exclude etc33.tgz. If you catch
yourself in time, you might even be able to mount /altroot, but,
assuming it's under the 1024-cylinder limit, you should still be
able to boot from it.
Having said that, systems with two disks are better than those
with one, and it wouldn't hurt to use some scores of megabytes at
the start of every disk for an altroot.
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