Feature suggestions: optionally placing home folder into separate partition during ubuntu install
farrisg at cc.mala.bc.ca
Thu Nov 4 20:39:09 UTC 2010
On Thu, 2010-11-04 at 16:24 +0000, Matthew Paul Thomas 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.
It sure is if I choose to format the partition!!!!
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