Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Disk Partition strategy for Ubuntu

A newie-bee to Ubuntu may tend to install it in to a single partion ("/"). But it is always advisable to create few more partitions in order make our lives easier, when it is required to re-install Ubuntu as well as when you required to retain the user accounts, their configuration and the softwares insatalled.
In order to achive this, it is required to create atleast another home partition ("/home"). According to the interest, a "/opt" partion can be created in order to install softwares.
Say, You have to re-install Ubuntu due to a inevitable reason, then it is only require to format the root ("/") partion only, other partions can be left intact. You required to create the same user accounts to activate the old user accounts.
In this way, it is possible to re-install Ubuntu without wasting much to configure it again.

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