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Re: [OT?] home partition vs. home directory




On Sat 01 Dec 2018 at 12:22:09 -0500, Gene Heskett wrote:

> On Saturday 01 December 2018 10:02:29 rhkramer@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
> 
> > On Friday, November 30, 2018 07:26:33 PM Gene Heskett wrote:
> > > On Friday 30 November 2018 13:58:52 Michael Stone wrote:
> > > > On Fri, Nov 30, 2018 at 05:23:09PM +0000, Michael Thompson wrote:
> > > > >Because if your root partition fails, you can reinstall and all
> > > > > your
> > > > >
> > > > > files are safe on their own partition...
> > > >
> > > > ...leaving open the question of how likely that scenario is.
> > >
> > > Not bloody likely Michael, if the disk is toast, so are all its
> > > partitions as a general rule. If you are going to put you /home on a
> > > separate partition, put it on a different disk.
> > >
> > > Unfortunately that has NOT been acceptable to the installer for most
> > > of a decade now.
> >
> > Hmm, it hasn't been 10 years since I installed Jessie, yet I have my
> > top level directories (e.g., /abc, which hold my data directories
> > (e.g., /abc/Documents)) on a separate disk, and I'm rather certain I
> > did that with the installer -- maybe I used a different version of the
> > installer (or maybe I'm mis-remembering -- maybe I created those
> > partitions (on a separate disk) after the installation.
> >
> > But, I've thought about it for a few moments, and I'm more certain I
> > did that with the installer...
> 
> Maybe it has a mode that allows it, but when I last made an install 
> useing a distro installer, it wasn't having any of that. Would not 
> proceed past the disk partitioner point. So I got in the car and drove 
> the 25 miles to my nearest Staples and bought a disk big enough and then 
> installed it on the new disk, then put the old ones back in and used mc 
> to copy my data to the new disk. I think that install was ubuntu hardy 
> heron. Every other install since on x86 hardware has been from a 32 bit 
> i386 iso compiled by the linuxcnc folks which is currently still wheezy 
> based, and 32 bit because the 64 bit kernels IRQ latency is horrible due 
> to its much larger stack frame that has to be swapped out for a context 
> switch.

I love this type of response; one can well imagine the situation. A
drive at high speed. The Highway Patrol sirens blaring. Staples put
on Red Alert to service an incoming customer. Helicopters surveying
the road ahead and beaming the car's progress on local TV. Tweets
from the White House encouraging the car driver not to buy anything
made in China.

"My fault?" says the customer, "not me, guv - it was Ubuntu that did
it".

Don't admit mistakes. Always go down fighting. :)

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