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

Kaj Haulrich kaj.haulrich at
Tue Nov 27 16:46:19 UTC 2012

On 11/27/2012 05:03 PM, Gene Heskett wrote:
> 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. :)

Well Gene, it appears that tools like parted (Gparted, Kparted) can 
handle those partitions - as can the recent *buntu installers.

Kaj Haulrich.
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