What I do for a new machine?
On Fri, Dec 2, 2011 at 3:13 PM, LinuxIsOne <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> For a new machine, I am going to install Ubuntu but I am not able to
> understand, should I install it with the default options or should
> separate the partitions for:
> Can one elaborate the pros and cons?
Usually it makes sense to separate directories on multiuser/server
systems to avoid DOS attacks. For example, if you have all directories
in the same partition, an attacker who is a local user, could fill his
/home/user directory, or the /tmp directory, so as the system to run
out of space and collapse.
Also it makes sense to make the /home directory separate, if you want
to upgrade your Linux distribution version, but want your users to
keep their files and settings.
For home users, installing all in the same / partition is OK and simple.
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