Re: Gigabyte motherboard & Ubuntu 12.04.2 32/64 bit
Instead of having a separate /home you can have a simple ext4 formatted partition to house your DATA. If you don't create a separate /home your "Home" folder will be created in '/' partition. One out right advantage is that you don't have to worry about your DATA too much when re-installing or installing newer versions of Ubuntu. Secondly, if you later decide to have more than one Distro on your HDD this setup will come in handy, as it is not recommended to share a common /home between different distros.
Suggested Partition Scheme:
250MB efi FAT32
2GB swap (if you hibernate your computer then you must have SWAP equal to or more than your RAM)
15-20GB / ext4
15-20GB ext4 (in case you want to install another version of Ubuntu or another Linux Distro). I have three distros on my HDD.
Remaing GB ext4 for DATA.
The Shared ext4 DATA partition can be automounted with Ubuntu on boot using /etc/fstab or manually mounted after Ubuntu boot from 'file-manager', by clicking on the device. I save my Data to DATA partition by changing the default save path in applications to save in my DATA partition. For instance, I have set the save path in firefox downloads to save in DATA partition. (By default, firefox saves our downlods to 'Downloads' folder in 'HOME"). There are other methods too, if you are interested.
My two cents....
Last edited by fantab; April 20th, 2013 at 06:04 AM.
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