Ubiquity - setting a separate /home by default

Colin Watson cjwatson at ubuntu.com
Wed May 14 12:19:44 UTC 2008

On Wed, May 14, 2008 at 01:05:00PM +0100, Colin Watson wrote:
> On Wed, May 14, 2008 at 09:57:58AM +0200, David Prieto wrote:
> > Hi Colin,
> > > I presume that you did not instruct the installer to format the old
> > > /home partition? (If you did, then why?)
> > 
> > Actually yes, and I never realised how dumb it was until I read your
> > message. I just was used to formatting before installing, so I guess I
> > never gave it any thought.
> Ah, OK. (I think this problem goes away once people stop being educated
> to explicitly format partitions that they want to keep.)

I should also point out (because I gave out misinformation on IRC in a
moment of inattention) that this only works when you're using the manual
partitioner and select a partition to mount as /, or equivalent. If you
use the automatic partitioner and select "use entire disk", then that's
equivalent to wiping the whole drive and starting again.

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at ubuntu.com]

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