Re: [OT?] home partition vs. home directory
- Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2018 12:23:11 -0500
- From: Roberto C. Sánchez <roberto@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [OT?] home partition vs. home directory
On Fri, Nov 30, 2018 at 12:14:40PM -0500, Default User wrote:
> I often see people recommend a separate home partition.
> But why would (or not) that be better than just a home directory within
> the root directory?
> Wouldn't one less partition be simpler, and therefore (all other things
> being equal) better?
> Opinions, please.
The main reasons for a separate home partition are to share it between
multiple installations in a multi-boot scenario and/or to allow for easy
re-installation of the OS while preserving everything under /home.
If neither of those apply, then a separate home partition is not
Roberto C. Sánchez