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Sun Oct 20 00:54:08 UTC 2013
On 19 October 2013 23:49, James Freer <jessejazza3.uk at gmail.com> wrote:
> Why do people recommend using a separate /home partition? I have only
> used one on the last couple of installs and what I found was that the
> .config files remained which may conflict with the new release
> installation. This time for 13.10 I was thinking of a separate
> partition and saving all work files to it rather than the /home
> partition. This is then easier for backups.
This is heading for the status of a FAQ now!
This are my personal reasons. YMMV.
* I tend to multiboot & often have 2 Linux installs, a main & a
fallback one; a separate /home can be shared between them. Use the
same username if you want your settings in both, and a different one
if you want to keep 'em separated.
* It means that I can format the root FS with impunity when
reinstalling, without losing my data.
* It means that I can try out different distros, desktops etc. with
the same files & settings.
* An OS crash severe enough to corrupt the root FS _might_ leave /home
untouched (if you're lucky).
* It makes backing up or transferring your stuff easy - you know where
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