root and /home partitions

Alexander Kirillov ulist at
Thu Jun 2 01:22:37 UTC 2005

alex Wrote: 
> Somewhere, I came across something about using a large separate
> partition for /home and a smaller one for the system root.
> Unfortunately, I've lost track of that document. Under what condition
> is
> it worth the bother of setting /home in its own partition instead of
> leaving it in the system root?
> alex
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Also for reinstalling: if, at some moment, you decide to wipe Hoary
and install a different version of Ubuntu (instead of upgrading) or a
different Linux distro, having /home as a separate partition allows you
to keep it.

Alexander Kirillov

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