[PLUG] separate partition for /home

Kunal Thakar kunalt at gmail.com
Mon Sep 4 23:21:15 PDT 2006


On 9/3/06, श्रीधर नारायण दैठणकर <ghodechhap at ghodechhap.net> wrote:
>
>
> Problem is that there is no guarantee that old settings will work, can be
> migrated to newer/other version etc.
>
> This is the single most disadvantage of /home on a separae partition.
>
> I suggest you another approach. Keep all your data, in another partition
> and
> blow away /home every time you reinstall. /home is not the only place a
> non-root user can have access to..
>
> Shridhar
>
>
> Keeping a separate /home partition and removing all the hidden files just
before reinstalling a new OS will solve the problem of inconsistencies in
the settings I think. I am more inclined to this approach rather than
maintaining another partition and mounting it under a non-root folder.
Thanks for the suggestion.

Kunal


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