On 06/08/2015 06:12 PM, Kay Schenk wrote: > On 06/08/2015 02:00 PM, g wrote: <<<>>> >> just what do you want for a 1st choice? > > I think Peter addressed my concern and responded in a way that leads > me to believe a /home2 as you suggest is not necessary since it will > be bypassed in terms of any installation, which is what I want. true he went into detail. during install of os, the option of *custom* allows you to 'slice and dice' a disk into however many proportions of what ever size you desire. custom allows creating partitions and setting mount points for _all_ partitions for what ever root path you want. this is how home2 is how to mount and get /home2. >> advantages of /home2 is you have a user home directory for all >> your flavors sitting in 1 partition that will not get erased >> because you are allocating it's own mount point when you install. > > I do not have and do not want one partition for my system (files). I > have ONE flavor with many partitions and mount points. A rather "old > school" approach that's worked pretty well for me all these years. i never said you had to use one partition for any files. multi partitions for / paths is not really "old school". it is a feature of "custom". you define what each partition is use for. ie, partition for boot, partition for swap, partition for /, partition home, partition for usr, partition for var, partition for home2, partition for what ever. -- peace out. If Bill Gates got a dime for every time Windows crashes... ...oh, wait. He does. THAT explains it! in a world with out fences, who needs gates. CentOS GNU/Linux 6.6 tc,hago. g .