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Bug 1354241 - The admonition about separate partition of /usr and /var was missing
Summary: The admonition about separate partition of /usr and /var was missing
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: doc-Installation_Guide
Version: 6.8
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Clayton Spicer
QA Contact: ecs-bugs
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Reported: 2016-07-11 04:04 UTC by Masahiro Matsuya
Modified: 2016-07-19 18:40 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2016-07-19 18:40:18 UTC
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Description Masahiro Matsuya 2016-07-11 04:04:38 UTC
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Section Number and Name: Advice on Partitions

Describe the issue: 

The following admonition was added in

If /usr or /var is partitioned separately from the rest of the root volume, the boot process becomes much more complex because these directories contain boot-critical components. In some situations, such as when these directories are placed on an iSCSI drive or an FCoE location, the system may either be unable to boot, or it may hang with a Device is busy error when powering off or rebooting.

This limitation only applies to /usr or /var; not to directories below them. For example, a separate partition for /var/www will work without issues. 

But, the current installation guide doesn't include this one. 
Why was it removed? If it's not by intent, can we add it again?

Suggestions for improvement: 

Add the above admonition again.

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