Originally Posted by bolero
More precisely: on the partition root sits on! It's *very* unusual to put root on its own partition.
Ya, it was an install option. "Did I want to have separate partitions for root, var, usr, home....?" Read somewhere that if you partition certain sections, you didn't have to worry about upgrades forcing you to reinstall later. I know home was one of them, can't remember the others, or for what reason.
Anyways, always been a fan of not having big fat chunks of disk space the size of Asia. And it's an older machine, so I figured it'll probably get tired faster. LOL