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11<version>2.00</version> 11<version>2.1</version>
12<date>2005-03-28</date> 12<date>2005-06-10</date>
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15<title>Introduction to Block Devices</title> 15<title>Introduction to Block Devices</title>
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17<title>Block Devices</title> 17<title>Block Devices</title>
106If you are installing Gentoo to perform as a mailserver, your 106If you are installing Gentoo to perform as a mailserver, your
107<path>/var</path> should be separate as all mails are stored inside 107<path>/var</path> should be separate as all mails are stored inside
108<path>/var</path>. A good choice of filesystem will then maximise your 108<path>/var</path>. A good choice of filesystem will then maximise your
109performance. Gameservers will have a separate <path>/opt</path> as most gaming 109performance. Gameservers will have a separate <path>/opt</path> as most gaming
110servers are installed there. The reason is similar for <path>/home</path>: 110servers are installed there. The reason is similar for <path>/home</path>:
111security and backups. 111security and backups. You will definitely want to keep <path>/usr</path> big:
112not only will it contain the majority of applications, the Portage tree alone
113takes around 500 Mbyte excluding the various sources that are stored in it.
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115As you can see, it very much depends on what you want to achieve. Separate 117As you can see, it very much depends on what you want to achieve. Separate
116partitions or volumes have the following advantages: 118partitions or volumes have the following advantages:

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