Feature suggestions: optionally placing home folder into separate partition during ubuntu install
shazzner at gmail.com
Thu Nov 4 18:11:12 UTC 2010
You're right, I had no idea that feature existed.
Why doesn't it just reinstall when you go to upgrade?
On Thu, Nov 4, 2010 at 11:24 AM, Matthew Paul Thomas <mpt at canonical.com>wrote:
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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.
> - --
> Matthew Paul Thomas
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