Greetings all, I"m still relatively new to Linux/Ubuntu. Earlier this year, I made the transition to using Lucid Lynx the majority of the time, after a lot of work and help from the community, I ended up with a Linux partition, Windows 7 partition and a huge (well big to me) NTFS partition for all my data.
It worked out okay but it's not what I really wanted.
My ideal setup would be SDA for Linux(/root, /swap) 20Gb
SDA 2 would be for my WIndows 7 partition 40 GB
SDA 3 would be where all my personal files as well as /Home would be
So now that I'm ready to reinstall WIndows 7 and Maverick onto my system I wanted to get advice from the people here on what needs to be done. I've already seen that /home won't be mounted on a NTFS partition but I definitely want /home to be separate so that I don't have to worry about losing data while I'm playing around with all these wonderful distros.
1st and foremost, how do I go about getting home sepearate from root and pointing towards the Data partition that I already have set up and organized?
2nd of all, any advice on how I should set up my linux system when I'm installing?
The system I'm working with has 5 GB of ram, is a quad core system, Linux will be in a 20 GB EXT4 system, while Windows will be in a 40GB NTFS partition.
Thank you and let me know if I can clear anything up.