View Full Version : [SOLVED] post install partitioning advice please

December 3rd, 2010, 08:46 PM
installed 10.10 meerkat on a friends lappy.

did a quick quick no password or prep install thinking i'd give it her to try ubuntu not knowing if she'd like it.

shes knocked out by it (as am I)

as part of the express install i didnt bother to partition up the drive and give her a 'D' drive away from the o/s

as she is computer savvy, she wont save anything to her 'c' drive (sorry i'm a windoze user)

is there an easy way to re partition the drive now i have put the o/s on there.

I dont mind if there isnt,

its such a beautifully quick install and she's only had it back 3 days, its no prob to reinstall and partition on the way in.

any tips most welcome, keep warm out there ;)

December 3rd, 2010, 11:12 PM
Why bother ?? If she's savvy she knows she should back up her data anyway. Just leave it like it is and make sure she backs up to thumbdrive or whatever.

Her data will be no safer on a separate partition really, and it would still need to be backed up.

On the other hand; Maybe she would like to do the install herself just for the fun of it. In that case, have her go for it.

Some people think a separate /home is a must, others would add to that. I won't argue with them, but I won't necessarily agree either.

Backups are what's really important.