Re: Separate /home partition
- From: C de-Avillez <hggdh2@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 13 Nov 2010 17:28:50 -0600
On 11/13/2010 02:20 PM, Alan Pope wrote:
You don't have to have a separate /home partition to reinstall and not
lose your data in /home. A standard Ubuntu install from the live cd
has (for some time now) supported the ability to choose 'manual
partition' and so long as you don't tick 'format' the installer will
delete everything _except_ the contents of /home before doing the
Indeed. But this is sort of hidden (or, better, not clear) in the
installer. There was a thread on devel-discuss  on that.
On servers, /home should always be a separate filesystem. On personal
desktops, either way is good enough (although, being a paranoid, mine is
always on its own FS).
If you have up-to-date backups, it really does not matter (again, on the
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