Advantage of a separate /home partition?

Jeff Elkins jeffelkins at
Sat Jun 4 14:51:15 UTC 2005

On Saturday 04 June 2005 11:31 am, alex wrote:

> What am I missing?  Is there some way to include the old /home partition
> in the reinstall without reformatting it?

I don't know about /home and the ubuntu install specifically, but what I 
usually do is:

1. /home lives on /dev/hdb3
2. exclude that partition from formatting
3. install.
4. as root, delete the empty /home partition, then edit fstab to mount home 
at /dev/hdb3.
5. remount /home

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