Partions are pretty good


I've been cruising the discussions for refs about partitioning in relation to OS X. In most cases a single HFS+ partition is suggested. For practical reasons, I guess.

For various reasons, partitioning is reasonable and pretty good. For instance, When upgrading, the OS one would not want risk loosing important stuff. The "Users" directory for instance. Or /usr/local where ported Linux software is often housed. The Hacker's guide to protecting your Linux server and workstation is strongly in favor of partitioning for security reasons. (/var in its own partition so that logging problems does not result in filling up the disk, for instance).

The question relating to OS X is if there is a good strategy for partitioning which is compatible with Apple's installers etc.