Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 6th May 2010 21:05 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu The recently released 10.04 version of Ubuntu is the third Long Term Support (LTS) version Canonical has released. I installed this new version on four of my laptops (2 netbooks, 1 normal laptop, 1 portable desktop replacement), and here's my impression of it.
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RE[4]: lethal upgrade
by Morty on Fri 7th May 2010 11:12 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: lethal upgrade"
Morty
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2005-07-06

with Linux distributions, it is possible to mount the user files area ( /home ) on a different partion to the OS + applications.

That said, last time I bothered to install a *buntu it defaulted to one partition for everything. Does it still default to this brain-dead behavior?

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RE[5]: lethal upgrade
by Morgan on Fri 7th May 2010 11:30 in reply to "RE[4]: lethal upgrade"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

Unfortunately, yes it does. I'm sure they do that for simplicity's sake, and the fact that a lot of Ubuntu users are switchers who don't know enough or don't care to mess with multiple partitions.

I've always preferred a "root, /boot, /home" setup as a good balance between simplicity and ease of upgrade/restore. I've been doing that since the late '90s when I first started tinkering with Slackware and RedHat.

That said, when I'm just testing out a distro I let it do its default scheme, both to save time and to get a feel for how the developers prefer things.

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RE[6]: lethal upgrade
by Morty on Fri 7th May 2010 12:47 in reply to "RE[5]: lethal upgrade"
Morty Member since:
2005-07-06

Unfortunately, yes it does. I'm sure they do that for simplicity's sake, and the fact that a lot of Ubuntu users are switchers who don't know enough or don't care to mess with multiple partitions.

Well that is bad. The user type should not matter, sounds more like developer failure.

There would be no need for users to mess with it or make it any less simple, having the installer automatically set up a sane partition scheme. Most user would not notice or need to know, other than getting the benefit of better data safety when upgrading or needing system rescue.

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