Hardy Heron

Michael Leone turgon at mike-leone.com
Sun Apr 20 20:16:37 UTC 2008

ronw at paradise.net.nz wrote:
> I have done that but a fresh install also means that you have to re-install all
> your non-standard programs. I run programs like popfile which require special
> setup so I will have to go through system and note down all the stuff that is
> non standard. 
> Such is life ....

Used to be, creating separate partitions for things like /home and /opt 
were the recommended best practice. This way, you install your 
non-standard programs to /opt. And if you need to upgrade, /home and 
/opt never get overwritten.

> Quoting Chen Liang <chen.liang at student.dit.ie>:
>> There is something I read on the internet. You can put the /home path
>> into a
>> separated partition, therefore, even you do a clean install, you still
>> have
>> all the files safely stored on your hard drive. It just make things
>> more
>> flexible.
>> Regards
>> CL
>> -- 
>> Name: Chen Liang
>> Course: DT228/4
>> Collage Address: Kevin street
>> E-mail (collage): chen.liang at student.dit.ie
> -
> Ron Wilson

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