/home partition

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Tue Jan 2 15:54:53 UTC 2007

Bob Adams wrote:

> If I were to create a /home partition when first installing Ubuntu 6.10,
> would the OS detect this and automatically use it as /home or is there
> any further work to be done? A link to a Howto would be great.

If you create it as part of the install process, then yes, it's
automatically put into /etc/fstab and used in future.  If you have an
existing /home, and _then_ start the install, I think you still need to
have the installer ignore it.  I just did that, but iirc, if you want the
installer to use an existing partition it insists on formatting it, so I
told it to use my /tmp (just because /home, /usr and /tmp are on an LVM,
and I needed it to use _one_ of those to include the LVM setup in the
installation) but not my /home.  Then I mounted /home after the install was
completed and modified /etc/fstab to match.

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