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« Last Edit: March 31, 2018, 02:45:06 PM by m654321 »
64bit OS (32-bit on Samsung netbook) installed in Legacy mode on MBR-formatted SSDs (except pi which uses a micro SDHC card):
2017 - Raspberry pi 3B (4cores) ~ [email protected] - LibreElec, used for upgrading our Samsung TV (excellent for the task)  
2012 - Lenovo G580 2689 (2cores; 4threads] ~ [email protected] - LL3.8/Win8.1 dual-boot (LL working smoothly)
2011 - Samsung NP-N145 Plus (1core; 2threads) ~ Intel Atom [email protected] - LL 3.8 32-bit (64-bit too 'laggy')
2008 - Asus X71Q (2cores) ~ Intel [email protected] - LL4.6/Win8.1 dual-boot, LL works fine with kernel 4.15
2007 - Dell Latitude D630 (2cores) ~ Intel [email protected] - LL4.6, works well with kernel 4.4; 4.15 doesn't work
 

 

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Some time ago, goldfinger wrote an excellent tutorial explaining how to symlink the directories in the /home partition (i.e. Documents, Downloads, Music, etc) to a separate data drive: see https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/tutorials/howto-create-and-use-a-separate-data-partition/msg39688/#msg39688

The rationale for doing this is that if the OS drive crashes, the personal data files are separate and safe, i.e. no complicated data file recovery needed.

Towards the end of goldfinger's tutorial, he creates symlinks for the directories, using the following format, where /mnt/DATA is the mount point for the separate data drive:
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ln -s /mnt/DATA/Documents  /home/yourusername

I have a question relating to the above command line: 
Is this format for creating symlinks the same, whether LL is installed as either "/" only, or installed with separate "/" and "/home" partitions?

Many thanks in advance for your comments ...
« Last Edit: March 31, 2018, 02:46:07 PM by m654321 »
64bit OS (32-bit on Samsung netbook) installed in Legacy mode on MBR-formatted SSDs (except pi which uses a micro SDHC card):
2017 - Raspberry pi 3B (4cores) ~ [email protected] - LibreElec, used for upgrading our Samsung TV (excellent for the task)  
2012 - Lenovo G580 2689 (2cores; 4threads] ~ [email protected] - LL3.8/Win8.1 dual-boot (LL working smoothly)
2011 - Samsung NP-N145 Plus (1core; 2threads) ~ Intel Atom [email protected] - LL 3.8 32-bit (64-bit too 'laggy')
2008 - Asus X71Q (2cores) ~ Intel [email protected] - LL4.6/Win8.1 dual-boot, LL works fine with kernel 4.15
2007 - Dell Latitude D630 (2cores) ~ Intel [email protected] - LL4.6, works well with kernel 4.4; 4.15 doesn't work
 

 

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