Separate /home partition

Colin Law clanlaw at
Sat Nov 13 21:56:09 UTC 2010

On 13 November 2010 21:36, Jordon Bedwell <jordon at> wrote:
> On Sat, 2010-11-13 at 21:12 +0000, Colin Law wrote:
>> Why?  Given the fact that one can re-install or install a different
>> version over an existing one without loosing /home, whether it is a
>> partition or a directory, what is the advantage of it being on a
>> separate partition?
> Because that's the /only/ thing that matters when it comes to
> information integrity on information systems...

Sorry, I do not understand what you mean.  Why is the information
integrity better on a separate partition?  The data is still held on
directories within that partition  Why is the integrity higher when
the data is in directories on partition A rather than partition B?


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