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Re: Installing with separate /home partition & bug #150670



On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 10:58:56AM -0800, Adam Williamson wrote:
> On Wed, 2009-02-25 at 20:31 +1100, Lex Hider wrote:
> > Bug 150670 is almost 4 years old.
> > https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=150670
> > 
> > I'd like to see if we can get agreement on changing the default 
> > partitioning in anaconda to separate /home & "/".
> > 
> > I think this is vital, especially since live upgrades aren't 
> > "officially" supported, and many support docs recommend separating "/" & 
> > home, and doing a clean install when upgrading fedora versions.
> 
> A huge +1. This is just a no-brainer for end-users, having a
> separate /home makes it massively easier to recover from all sorts of
> problems. I really don't see a downside. Except in the case where you're
> installing to a very small amount of space - there could be a simple
> heuristic which uses a single / partition when there's, say, 6GB or less
> space available.

I know I'll regret saying anything here, but... This has been a
frequent topic over the years, and I encourage some intrepid soul to
head off the inevitable flood of rehashing by summarizing a previous
thread from this list's archives.  List the pros and cons here and we
can move on from there as needed.

Eight years ago, a modest PC came with a 10-20 GB hard disk.

It sure would be nice to give new users -- even though we don't
specifically cater to them -- a system that will be less painful for
them to reinstall later.

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