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

Gene Heskett gheskett at
Tue Nov 27 16:03:17 UTC 2012

On Tuesday 27 November 2012 11:02:31 Kaj Haulrich did opine:

> On 11/27/2012 10:42 AM, Liam Proven wrote:
> <quote>
> > 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.
> <unquote>
> 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.

Somebody should tell our tools like fdisk about this newfound freedom. :)

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