I currently have Lubuntu 12.10 installed on my computer in a dual boot configuration with Win 7. I mostly access it by loading the Linux partition with a mapped vmdk in VirtualBox, but sometimes I do boot into it directly.
I would like to move home to a separate partition. In order to back up this data along with the rest of my through Windows without a lot of fuss, I would like to have
/home in a virtual disk. The problem is that when I boot directly into Linux, this virtual disk will not be available.
With the way I use things, not having the normal home data available when booting directly into Linux is not a problem, but I wasn't sure what Linux would do? Is it possible or advisable to create second
/home partition that would be used for direct booting?