I'm at the stage in rebuilding my 3K that I want to start thinking about how to use it to best advantage. So I thought before I started dropping applications and data onto /hdd3 I'd consider some amount of HD customization.
Specifically, being a bit of a purist, I'm not entirely happy having /hdd3 be completely VFAT, and having my ext3 symbolic links pointing to a file system that will not support the ext2/3 filesystem structure.
However, if I just smash hdd3 and make it ext3 then I lose the USB HD function the 3K provides. So I see value in having a VFAT partition for that.
So I'm thinking I should repartition /dev/hdc3 into two chunks. One I will make VFAT to preserve USB HD, and the other ext3 to permit the symbolic link to /hdd3/Documents to point to a journalled file system. I was thinking a 512/1.5M split.
But, thinks I, /hdd1, /hdd2, and /hdd3 are hard drive mount points for the stock three partitions. I just don't know if these are in the FLASH portion of the filesystem. So if I wanted to make a /hdd4 mount point, what would I have to do to make it?
Or should I just bag that plan and create a different mount point in one of the HD partitions and mount the virtual /hdd4 somewhere in that tree?
I figure I still keep the ext3/ext3/vfat order of the stock rom and just append another ext3 partition. This would keep the rc.rofilesys boot structure happy, and I could just add a line to /etc/rc.local to mount the final partition.
Is there a better way to accomplish this?