When installing PC-BSD 1.0RC1, I decided to use the disklabel option, creating small partitions for swap, / and /var, following an example in the FreeBSD Handbook .
All was going well until I tried to download a large file to my home directory and the / partition ran out of space. I've since read that on FreeBSD and PC-BSD, /home is just a link to /usr/home, but in my case, it's not a symlink at all, so it sits under the / filesystem rather than /usr.
Which is correct? If /home has been changed to no longer be a symlink, I'm wondering whether I should install everything on one big partition, or whether I should create separate partitions for /home and /usr.
 http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO885 ... steps.html