No wired or wireless network

Doug dmcgarrett at
Sun Oct 20 02:49:20 UTC 2013

On 10/19/2013 08:54 PM, Liam Proven wrote:
> On 19 October 2013 23:49, James Freer < at> 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
> everything is.



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