Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 22

Thread: Should I mount home on a seperate partition?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Baltimore, MD
    Beans
    149
    Distro
    Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

    Should I mount home on a seperate partition?

    Does anyone else here do this? I am curious if I should as well.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Belgium
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

    Re: Should I mount home on a seperate partition?

    I'm doing it, it's really handy, re-installed my sisters laptop and all documents were still there! (even desktop image!)

    so I would reccomend it
    Ah Media PC's with Ubuntu rock!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Birmingham, England
    Beans
    2,400

    Re: Should I mount home on a seperate partition?

    I recommend it. I've found it causes less trouble when upgrading and keeps your data away from system data. Plus you can encrypt it for more security.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    The last place I look
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

    Re: Should I mount home on a seperate partition?

    YES!!!!!

    you will be really happy you did, when it comes time to clean install lucid. just don;t format over your /home and tell the partitioner where it mounts to. all your settings will stick, though you will have to reinstall some apps.
    Things are rarely just crazy enough to work, but they're frequently just crazy enough to fail hilariously.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Here, There, Everywhere
    Beans
    1,168
    Distro
    Xubuntu

    Re: Should I mount home on a seperate partition?

    Yes, it is a very good thing to do.

    Psycocats explains it very well: http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/separatehome

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    China
    Beans
    995
    Distro
    Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: Should I mount home on a seperate partition?

    Yes

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Connecticut, U.S.A.
    Beans
    173
    Distro
    Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

    Re: Should I mount home on a seperate partition?

    Absolutely. That's the best way to do it in my opinion.

    As already mentioned, this makes it very easy to do a clean install of a new version of Ubuntu without losing your documents and settings. However, it is always a good idea to back up your /home before you do a clean install... just in case.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Beans
    1

    Re: Should I mount home on a seperate partition?

    And another yes.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Central Coast. Australia
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Ubuntu

    Re: Should I mount home on a seperate partition?

    I keep all my files on an external hard drive in much the same way, but this offers me the ability to unmount it and then mount it on a different machine or take the files with me and mount it to someone elses machine
    Can now be found at: https://openlinuxforums.org thanks to this forum's style of moderation
    The pen maybe be mightier than the sword, but a slap in the face with a keyboard really F^%$ing hurts

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    North Carolina
    Beans
    149
    Distro
    Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal

    Re: Should I mount home on a seperate partition?

    Bump


    How big should it be though?

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •