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Re: installation issue 1

From: Michael E. Maher <michael_at_nospam>
Date: Tue Mar 05 2013 - 04:41:41 GMT
To: Patrick Dupre <Patrick.Dupre@univ-littoral.fr>

On Mon, 2013-03-04 at 23:42 +0100, Patrick Dupre wrote:
> Quoting lun, 04 mar 2013 "Michael E. Maher" <michael@maheronline.co.uk>:
>
> > Hi Patrick,
> >
> > On Mon, 2013-03-04 at 10:40 +0100, Patrick Dupre wrote:
> >> Hello,
> >>
> >> Unfortunately, after I remade a new DVD, the issue is still here:
> >> Fatal error after installing 4 or 5 packages over 1318(hwdata or setup)
> >> Is there something wrong with this partitionning:
> >
> >> /
> > Obviously needed.
> >
> >> /boot
> > Generally advised to have a separate boot partition.
> >
> >> /usr/lib64
> > I believe this will cause many issues. I'd advise against it.
> >
> >> /usr/local
> > Fedora doesn't put anything in here so should be fine.
> >
> >> /usr/src
> > Again not really used for Fedora so should be fine.
> >
> >> /tmp
> > In Fedora 18 'tmp' is a RAM backed file system, so you probably don't
> > need this (unless you have other requirements). Probably a better use of
> > a partition would be to put 'var' on it.
> >
> >> /home
> > Generally advised to have a separate home partition.
> >
> >
> > So you're mostly fine, with the exception of '/usr/lib64'.
> >
> I agree, however it is not clear about /usr.
For Fedora 18 the 'usr' tree should be on the root partition. I think
that's clear. See [0] and [1] for details and justification.

> Anyway, how do you upgrade a fedora 16 with
> /
> /usr
> /lib64
Honestly I would recommend a repartition and reinstall. Sorry that's not
a great answer, it's just what I would do. I'm sure that other people on
the list can give much better ideas should you need to perform that
upgrade.

Thanks,
Michael

[0] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/UsrMove
[1]
http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/systemd/TheCaseForTheUsrMerge

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