Anaxis wrote:If you do plan on sharing with anyone else, especially on a home network, I'd suggest the root partition, the swap partition, and the /home partition, but with the home partition, use NTFS.
Anaxis wrote:This is because as advanced as Windows would claim to be, there still isn't the easiest way to make another Windows computer recognise your ext3/ext4 partitions for sharing.
lagagnon wrote: If you need to share files with Windows boxes create a fourth partition (say /share) and make it NTFS but do not use NTFS for /home.
(I also back up my Firefox bookmarks.)
aged hippy wrote:@ rlindsey0 - it seems to me to be simpler to have separate / and /home partitions, then when the time comes to either re-install or upgrade it is a simple matter to tell the partitioner to format / and to mount it as such and to mount /home as /home but to not format it, that way all of one's preferences and settings, etc., are retained. The only thing necessary will be to re-install any extra apps you've added.
This method has worked for me for 3+ years with no problems at all.
For sharing, i'd certainly go for what lagagnon suggested above.(I also back up my Firefox bookmarks.)
Xmarks is handy if one uses Firefox.
aged hippy wrote:Hmmmm... Thank You for that...
but i think i'll stick with what i know.
/dev/sdax /home/your_username/Data ext3 relatime 0 2
/dev/sdax /home/your_username/Data jfs (or ext3 if you prefer it) noatime 1 2
/dev/sdax / jfs (or ext3 if you prefer it) noatime 1 1
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