advice on partitioning

Mario Vukelic mario.vukelic at
Thu Oct 13 03:48:20 UTC 2005

On Wed, 2005-10-12 at 22:30 -0400, 'Forum Post wrote:
> There just isn't any reason to do
> that any more.) 

I would qualify that:

* There is no reason for many partitions on a -desktop- computer. On a
server, things are completely different and depending on the server use
you do want different partitions (or disks)

* Even on a desktop, I would always make /home a separate partition.
This makes reinstalling or distro switching -much- easier because you
can simply keep the stuff in /home and just mount it in the new
installation. (Backup is always recommended though)

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