How best to set up a separate /home partition, and pros/cons

Kaj Haulrich kaj.haulrich at
Tue Nov 27 11:22:15 UTC 2012

On 11/27/2012 10:42 AM, Liam Proven wrote:

> You can only have 4 primaries per drive, total. The extended partition
> /is/  one of those primaries, leaving you just 3 to play with. They are
> a precious and very limited resource - do not squander them.

That's true only insofar the 'old' BIOS is concerned. I guess most PC's 
nowadays come with EFI firmware (or UEFI) on the motherboards. So if you 
have one of these  and choose to boot from an EFI-partition (FAT32) you 
can have an unlimited (well, in practice) number of primary partitions.

Kaj Haulrich.
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