On Fri, May 7, 2010 at 1:18 PM, Robert P. J. Day <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> * being relatively new to ubuntu, i'm wondering if there's a best
> practises list for what to do after a fresh install. *that is, a list
> of things people have learned over the ages to do as soon as a new
> system comes up that will prevent future recriminations along the
> lines of, "darn, i wish i'd done that right after installing."
> * from my time on fedora, for instance, one of the first things i did
> was to enable yum caching of package updates, so if i installed
> another system, i had all the updates already downloaded (eh, disk
> space is cheap).
> * another more recent example is that i'm playing with utilities like
> etckeeper that track all changes to /etc in your choice of a git or
> mercurial or bzr repository.
> * anyway, you get the idea. *i'm not talking about what you read in
> the generic install manual. *i'm talking about tips and tricks folks
> have learned through (sometimes painful) experience. *thanks muchly.
"darn, i wish i'd done that right after installing."? Not really
maybe bad choices about partitions, but that's before or while installing
Never the less, good design of your disk(s) may be a best practices
issue. What partitions, size, what filesystem(s), RAID, what raid
level(s), no RAID, /boot or not, lvm or not, etc...
Theres not a best answer for any of it, it depends on the needs. But
isolate /home is always good, I think.
I change the gnome-terminal launcher to something like
Not important, but I use it a lot.
Good question, though
PS: I saw J post now. I'll send this anyway
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