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Tom Horsley horsley1953 at
Thu Nov 18 00:30:03 UTC 2010

On Thu, 18 Nov 2010 07:33:37 +0800
Ed Greshko wrote:

> So, you always do upgrades and never complete installs?  What happens if
> it becomes necessary to do a complete install?  Wouldn't you want to
> have a separate /home so you wouldn't have to back it up?
> There are certainly other reasons for multiple partitions.  The above is
> just one.

Actually I do have a separate /home (sort of), but I always install
new with /home and /boot being part of root. When I'm satisfied
the new version is usable, I bind mount /home from a subdirectory
on my 2nd disk drive (also one giant partition so space gets
equally shared).

But even if you want /home separate, having /boot separate always
seems to cause nothing but trouble. If you aren't encrypting root
or using a filesystem grub doesn't understand, I can't imagine
any good reason to make /boot separate.

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