[G4] mounting partitions across separate drives

K.Reitz kristen at atmyhome.org
Tue Jan 17 10:36:30 PST 2012

On Jan 17, 2012, at 8:59 AM, "Tina K." <penguirl20 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 2012/01/17 01:08, Kristen R so eloquently wrote:
>> But using this old ATA-33 drive and interface has really slowed the machine down.
>> Has anyone ever tried to use the default IDE interface to boot yet used a SATA
>> interface for the root directories?
> I don't see why not. You could keep /System on the slow drive, put /Library and /Applications on the SATA drive with symbolic links on the boot drive that point to the SATA drive.
> Heck you might even be able to put /System on the SATA with a sym link to it on the PATA. Or you might not, I've never tried it or heard of it being done.
> I run ~ on a seperate drive, but instead of using a sym link I option clicked on my account settings in System Prefs -> Accounts and used that to put ~ on another drive.
> Tina

I haven't looked yet, but does this Apple OS ustilize a fstab fie? I could then label and define separate partitions. Which would have a performance increase over soft links. 


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