Moem wrote:Hoser Rob wrote:That's why I use a separate partition for /home. I wish it was the default in mint/ubuntu but I suppose they don't want to scare off beginners. Even though it's not hard to do when you install.
I don't care for it to be the default, but I do wish it was offered as an 'automated' option on large enough disks (which is pretty much all of them).
Note that in case of a separate /home partition, it's a wise precaution to retain only those customized user settings that are essential to you (such as, for example, ~/.mozilla and ~/.thunderbird).
Otherwise you might encounter conflicts caused by customized user settings that were useful in the old Linux Mint version series (e.g. 17.x), but are wrong for the new Linux Mint version series (e.g. 18.x).
So if you insist on having a separate /home partition, do some house cleaning (home cleaning) before you install the new Mint version series.
This house cleaning was, by the way, what made me question the very usefulness of a separate /home partition....