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Separate partitions for /home, /var and /tmp in Debian 9.3?

Postby xxor » 2017-12-12 14:03

Hello,

I'm installing Debian 9.3.0 amd64 netinst and I notice that the option for guided partitioning with separate partitions for /home, /var and /tmp is missing from the install options where it was available on Debian 8.10.

Is there a good reason for this, and do I now have to set this up manually if I wish to partition in this manner?

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Re: Separate partitions for /home, /var and /tmp in Debian 9

Postby Ardouos » 2017-12-12 14:30

xxor wrote:Hello,

I'm installing Debian 9.3.0 amd64 netinst and I notice that the option for guided partitioning with separate partitions for /home, /var and /tmp is missing from the install options where it was available on Debian 8.10.

Is there a good reason for this, and do I now have to set this up manually if I wish to partition in this manner?

Thanks

Could be a bug. In Guided partitioning there is only an option for creating 1 partition or a separate /home. After it partitioned the disks, I selected Guided partitioning again; now the option appears for a separate /home, /var and /tmp partition.
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Re: Separate partitions for /home, /var and /tmp in Debian 9

Postby xxor » 2017-12-13 07:57

I can't even get that far. Once partitions are written the installer just goes on installing. Exiting and re-entering the guided partition menu just shows the dame option for all in one or seperate /home.

Do you have the steps you used to get that option back?

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Re: Separate partitions for /home, /var and /tmp in Debian 9

Postby Ardouos » 2017-12-13 11:31

xxor wrote:I can't even get that far. Once partitions are written the installer just goes on installing. Exiting and re-entering the guided partition menu just shows the dame option for all in one or seperate /home.

Do you have the steps you used to get that option back?

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It should be before you select the option "Finish partitioning and write changes to disk."
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Re: Separate partitions for /home, /var and /tmp in Debian 9

Postby xxor » 2017-12-13 11:43

Even stranger: I have just created a new VM with different specs and did get the option.

The first VM I created about 6 times and never got the option.
I've created 1 more VM with different specs again and didn't get the option.

Seems to be dependent on machine hardware before I get the option.

All VMs are running on XenServer 6.8 on the same host, all 8GB disks. The only difference is the number of vCPUs and amount of RAM.
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Re: Separate partitions for /home, /var and /tmp in Debian 9

Postby None1975 » 2017-12-13 12:01

xxor wrote:Seems to be dependent on machine hardware before I get the option.All VMs are running on XenServer 6.8 on the same host, all 8GB disks. The only difference is the number of vCPUs and amount of RAM.

Did you read a wiki? Did you?
For multi-user systems or systems with lots of disk space, it's best to put /var, /tmp, and /home each on their own partitions separate from the / partition.
You might need a separate /usr/local partition if you plan to install many programs that are not part of the Debian distribution. If your machine will be a mail server, you might need to make /var/mail a separate partition. Often, putting /tmp on its own partition, for instance 20–50MB, is a good idea. If you are setting up a server with lots of user accounts, it's generally good to have a separate, large /home partition. In general, the partitioning situation varies from computer to computer depending on its uses.

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Re: Separate partitions for /home, /var and /tmp in Debian 9

Postby xxor » 2017-12-13 12:07

None1975 wrote:
xxor wrote:Seems to be dependent on machine hardware before I get the option.All VMs are running on XenServer 6.8 on the same host, all 8GB disks. The only difference is the number of vCPUs and amount of RAM.

Did you read a wiki? Did you?
For multi-user systems or systems with lots of disk space, it's best to put /var, /tmp, and /home each on their own partitions separate from the / partition.
You might need a separate /usr/local partition if you plan to install many programs that are not part of the Debian distribution. If your machine will be a mail server, you might need to make /var/mail a separate partition. Often, putting /tmp on its own partition, for instance 20–50MB, is a good idea. If you are setting up a server with lots of user accounts, it's generally good to have a separate, large /home partition. In general, the partitioning situation varies from computer to computer depending on its uses.

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Yes, but the section you highlighted is not relevant to my issue.

I am not getting the option to have seperate /home /var and /tmp partitions in the guided partition menu in most circumstances. Just seperate /home or all on same disk.
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