/home partition location

Mike McMullin mwmcmlln at mnsi.net
Sun Mar 30 19:37:35 UTC 2008

On Sun, 2008-03-30 at 13:16 -0400, elmo wrote:
> If you had two hard drives installed,  would you place a /home partition 
> on a separate hard drive instead of the same hard drive as the ubuntu 
> installation?  Reason?    

  Possibly, it depends on the amount of room, IMO.

> How about a /swap partition?

 Ubuntu is on /dev/hda2
 swap is on /dev/hdb1

 Why?  IIRC first partition is faster to find for head seeks, but
actually the effective reason is that I have 3 Linux installs
on /deb/hdb, so putting the swap partition there made more sense given
that drive is much larger in size.

> Would it make any difference if it was a logical or extended partition?

  I have two installs on logical partitions in the extended partition.

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