/home partition location

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Mon Mar 31 02:25:59 UTC 2008

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?
> How about a /swap partition?

I would like /home, /var, /tmp and swap all on different drives - as they're
the ones that get almost all the write activity.  Since most of us don't
have 4 drives, I think I'd want /var and swap on different drives (Ubuntu
puts /tmp on tmpfs - which _is_ in swap, anyway).

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

Not a bit.

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