I have a few questions regarding the Linux Ubuntu v.11.04 64-bit's /home partition?
Posted on 2012-03-22
Hello. I have a few questions to ask you.
When installing Linux Ubuntu v.11.04 64-bit on a hard disk drive manually, that is setting up the partitions each manually when setting up Ubuntu on a single physical hard drive, one of the partitions you setup is the /home partition. This is the partition where the Ubuntu user files are kept on a separate partition.
My first question (1): Does the /home partition HAVE TO BE on the same physical hard drive as the rest of the manually created partitions or not?
My reason is if I had 'instant' failure of the physical hard drive that is unexpected, my user files would be lost if they were setup on a different partition, but the SAME physical hard drive.
My Second question (2): Does the /home partition INDEED CONTAIN the folders to my: /home/<username> folders like “Desktop”, “Documents”, “Downloads”, “Music”, “Pictures”, “Public”, “Templates”, “Video”, and “Examples” I see from my “Home Folder” in my Launcher too?
My Third Question (3): Inside the /home directory (or partition), I see a folder called “lost+found” besides my “<username>” folder. What 'exactly' is a “lost+found” folder function? How does it work? Are there settings inherent to Ubuntu for this folder directory that can be customized? Please explain.
Please reply to all my questions above.