View Full Version : [ubuntu] Putting more than one mount point on a single partition

July 24th, 2012, 04:12 PM
My new laptop came with an 8GB integrated SSD, and I'm trying to figure out how to install Ubuntu 12.04 with the following setup:


Everything else

However, if possible, I do not want to create 4 separate partitions for the HDD. Is this at all feasible? Is my aversion to excessive partitioning unreasonable?

July 24th, 2012, 04:19 PM

July 24th, 2012, 05:13 PM
I know how to put home, root and swap on separate partitions, and I know that I could give var its own partition, and opt its own partition, etc.

But what I want to do is put /var, /home and /tmp (and maybe /usr) together on a SINGLE partition. While putting everything else on a second one.

July 24th, 2012, 05:20 PM

I have never tried what you are doing, so no guarantees, but take a look at

mount --bind ....

You can add bind to fstab, as bind is just another option for fstab option, which is what you will want to do.

Something along the lines of this may work.....

UUID=<UUID> <mount_point> <filesystem_type> <other_options>,bind 0 1

Make sure the partition is mounted correctly before you bind the directories you want in that partition.

Kind regards