Re: [OT?] home partition vs. home directory
- Date: Sat, 1 Dec 2018 01:28:19 -0800
- From: Jimmy Johnson <field.engineer@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [OT?] home partition vs. home directory
On 11/30/2018 09:22 AM, Hans wrote:
Am Freitag, 30. November 2018, 18:14:40 CET schrieb Default User:
When you are using a seperate home-partition you can easily install the whole
system new - and all user specific content will be saved and will not have to
configured by the user(s) again.
In case, you have no backup from the users......
There is no need to have more than one partition for the reason you
suggest. For 15 years or more there is no need to format before
install, you only need to delete system files. You can save the files
in users /home/user folder and do the install with no format, just use
the same user name or change the user name to what you want before
install. I do recommend deleting the users system files too before the
I often see people recommend a separate home partition.
But why would (or not) that be better than just a home directory within the
Wouldn't one less partition be simpler, and therefore (all other things
being equal) better?
I dislike top posting.
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