Feature suggestions: optionally placing home folder into separate partition during ubuntu install
holtzm at cox.net
Thu Nov 4 21:45:48 UTC 2010
On Thu, Nov 04, 2010 at 01:39:09PM -0700, George Farris wrote:
> 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:
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> > > 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!!!!
As you would if you chose to do a fresh install or to install a different
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