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Re: What is the consensus on the best partition scheme and size?/Keeping home separate



On Sat, 2006-10-28 at 22:07 +0930, Tim wrote:
> On Sat, 2006-10-28 at 12:48 +0100, Chris Jones wrote:
> > Please tell me how you do a clean install into / (i.e. reformat)
> > without losing /home when /home is in / ?
> 
> They didn't...
> 
> They didn't "format" the drive, but they did remove the files before the
> installation.  That gives you a "clean install".
> 
That seems like it would be (almost) the same as a clean install.
However, it is still much harder than having /home on a separate
partition and then just letting the installer format the entire /
filesystem (along with whatever other partitions you are using for the
OS).  

Doing it that way means you have to do an rm -rf /<directory> for each
directory that you want to nuke, and having to also remove any files
in / itself...  All the while making sure you do not remove /home.

Is there more than one way to skin that cat? Sure. 
Some are simple and others are needlessly complex.

This problem is the reason a _lot_ of us have repeatedly recommended
that /home be on its own partition.

> -- 
> (Currently running FC4, in case that's important to the thread)
> 
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