Are partitions the same as folders?
Posted on 2000-02-02
When partitioning for Red Hat, I just created root and swap file. But the book mentions most people would create some more, like /tmp, /home, /usr...
However, I noticed that without creating those, actually I already have them when I checked from File Manager. And they are simply folders.
So since File Manager can create folders after the installation, IMHO if it is true partitions here are the same as folders, why bother to create several partitions for root, /tmp, /usr, /home...?
If this is not true, please give me a sample of what are the TYPICAL partitions should be created and how large each of them would be.