Kubuntu 6.10 Report (Positive)

Irena & Richard Jenkins richard.jenkins at internode.on.net
Fri Nov 10 10:51:42 UTC 2006

On Friday 10 November 2006 20:19, Francisco Borges wrote:
> Honestly, I wouldn't consider using a distribution that requires
> re-installs to perform upgrades.
> --
> Francisco


Can I put in a plea here - there is real merit in having two extra partitions 
on your hard drive - 1. for your /home partition (which does *not* get 
formatted during a new install and 2. a /data partition (maybe of vfat type 
so you can in an emergency read it from the dark side!) This is to store data 
including photographs ... etc ... which you need to keep (as well as on a 
cdrom of this information for safety).  These are in addition to the usual  / 
or root partition.  

I usually make my home partition about 1.5 or 2 Gig to permit the downloading 
of a cdrom ... but YMMV!  Having a home partition rather than just a 
directory has been a lifesaver for me in the past.

No flames please ... I'm just quoting my experience!

Irena and Richard Jenkins
Canberra,  AUSTRALIA

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