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158However, multiple partitions have disadvantages as well. If not configured 158However, multiple partitions have disadvantages as well. If not configured
159properly, you will have a system with lots of free space on one partition and 159properly, you will have a system with lots of free space on one partition and
160none on another. Another nuisance is that separate partitions - especially 160none on another. Another nuisance is that separate partitions - especially
161for important mountpoints like <path>/usr</path> or <path>/var</path> - often 161for important mountpoints like <path>/usr</path> or <path>/var</path> - often
162require the administrator to boot with an initramfs to mount the partition 162require the administrator to boot with an initramfs to mount the partition
163before other boot scripts start. This isn't always the case though, so YMMV. 163before other boot scripts start. This isn't always the case though, so your
164results may vary.
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167There is also a 15-partition limit for SCSI and SATA. 168There is also a 15-partition limit for SCSI and SATA.
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