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I'm from the Solaris world and new to Linux (RedHat).  In Solaris, file systems (like root, /opt, /usr/local, /export/home) are mounted on disk slices or partitions.  As far as I have read in RedHat, partitions are for mounting different operating systems on the same machine.

To prevent a user home directory, or a log file from crashing the server by filling the harddrive, I would like to mount at least 5 partitions (OpsSys, user home directories, log files, web root directory, applications/servers).  Then a run away file can fill up it's own partition without crashing the server.

Can this be done in RedHat?  Is this an unusual disk structure for Linux?   Thanks, Allan
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This can be done. While installing RH allows you to create your partitions and set your mount points. The set up is very easy and I dont think you can go wrong :).

2: This is not unusual in linux, I have a similar setup and one of the reasons for using it, myself is the reason you gave: to stop filling up the whole disk. Also, you proberly know, that you can restrict users from accessing certain partitions eg you could deny access to the / to users by editing the /etc/fstab.
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Here is the RH installation manual.

http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/linux/RHL-9-Manual/install-guide/

chapter 3 covers partitioning - you'll see from the screen shots how easy it is
http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/linux/RHL-9-Manual/install-guide/s1-diskpartitioning.html#S2-DISKPARTADD
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