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

Matthew Paul Thomas mpt at canonical.com
Thu Nov 4 16:24:49 UTC 2010

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Daniel Gross wrote on 28/10/10 01:01:
> It would be great if a tool existed that supports moving the home
> folder from the "boot" partition to a "data" partition. Ideally, the
> tool would support creating a data partition by resizing the boot
> partition, as well as recommending a minimum size for the data
> partition based on the size of the home folder.
> Ideally, i think, such a setup could already be suggested during the
> Ubuntu installation process. Perhaps, under an "advanced setup" heading
> -- removing the need to move the home partition. 
> The main benefit for such a setup, is that it allows reinstalling
> Ubuntu without loosing the users data, which would be safely sitting
> in a separate data partition. 

That is a common misconception. Reinstalling Ubuntu on the same
partition doesn't lose the user's data either.

A problem that is both real and more interesting, is working out why so
many people have that misconception, and how we can correct it.

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