Ubiquity - setting a separate /home by default

Sam Tygier samtygier at yahoo.co.uk
Sun May 11 21:51:59 UTC 2008

David Prieto wrote:
> Some time ago, I posted this idea on Ubuntu Brainstorm, about the
> possibility to use a separate /home folder by default on systems where,
> depending on free disk space, it is considered advisable.

The main reason for a separate home seems to be so that you can do a clean install without loosing your documents.

Ubiquity can now install onto a partition that has an existing home directory without deleting it. It just removes the system directories.

A separate home adds the hassle of filling up one partition, but have lots of space on another.


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