Installing 12.10

Mike Holstein mikeh789 at
Mon Feb 4 22:27:10 UTC 2013

On Feb 4, 2013 4:02 PM, "George DiceGeorge" <dicegeorge at> wrote:
> I'm hoping to install UStudio 12.10,
> on a HP Pavilion
> it's 64 bit Intel Core 2 Quad CPU  Q6600 @ 2.40 GHz  says sysinfo
> it has Virtualization technology
> I'm downloading ubuntustudio-12.10-dvd-amd64iso.
> I'm going to test it on a live DVD or USB stick first.
> The existing OS in Ubuntu 12.04 32bit, which has upgraded many times and
seems to have faults.
> I want a separate Home partition,
> should I do this after it's installed,
> or during installing?
> And then copy the old Home data over?
> I knew a lot about CP/M and MSDOS3.2,
> but havenet enough brain left to become an expert on Linux,
> I hope it will just work.
> [george]

You want the seperate home before installation, not trying to create it
afterward... what does a seperate home do? Or better yet, what doesn't it

Seperate home partition on the same hard drive doesn't provide any backup
or extra protection. *when* that hard drive fails, the data in any
partition is able to be lost. /home on a seperate hard drive doesn't
provide any extra protection either... just means your data is on a
different drive than the os, which might be handy with a spinnng drive and
an ssd.

Seperate home doesn't isolate your configuration from causing issues and
"breaking" things...

For example, right now, your user config could be the cause of all your
issues. When you reinstall, and move your home data, either from or to a
seperate home partition or not, you will bring the error with you.

I would troubleshoot your current 12.04 that is "broken" by creating a new
user, and logging in and testing... or by removing or renaming your .config
files in your home. This will isolate your configuration from the equation.

I run 12.04... its the lts. Long term support. There is no reason not to
run 12.10, but 12.04 is supported for 5 years and 12.10 for 18 months,
assuming that would sway your decision...

What does a seperate home partition do? It really helps one maintain one
place for data and configurations for whatever benefit that might bring...

Cheers and good luck!

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