Feature suggestions: optionally placing home folder into separate partition during ubuntu install

Bruno Girin brunogirin at gmail.com
Tue Dec 28 14:50:35 UTC 2010

On 26 December 2010 10:55, Phillip Susi <psusi at cfl.rr.com> wrote:
> This is what manual partitioning is for.  Also /home can not be on NTFS
> since it does not support ownership and permissions.

Well, yes and no: manual partitioning is for advanced users who know
what they are doing. The fact that it's the only way you can install
Ubuntu with a separate /home partition isn't easy for the average
user, who doesn't know what the benefits of a separate /home are in
the first place. What would help is a simple option such as "Install
Ubuntu on the whole disk using separate partitions for user and
operating system files", which would choose sensible defaults for /,
swap and /home and create the partitions accordingly. A look at other
distros that already do that could help as highlighted in this review
from The Register:


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