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

Evan Huus eapache at gmail.com
Thu Nov 4 20:35:09 UTC 2010

On Thu, Nov 4, 2010 at 2:27 PM, Daniel Hollocher
<danielhollocher at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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.
> Is this really a misconception?  I thought there was a point in time
> that you did need to have a separate /home for what we are talking
> about.

You needed a separate home for that until Hardy, if memory servers.
So it's not an ancient feature, but it's not exactly new at this point either.

> Also, do you know how widespread the policy is?  ie, is it Ubuntu
> only,  debian based distros, or all of linux?

I have no idea. I imagine it's part of Ubiquity, not debian-installer,
which would make it Ubuntu-specific.


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