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Today I was setting up an ubuntu server and while partitioning for RAID0 I wound up setting /home as a logical partition. Basically the partitioner defaulted to that option and I hit return and the system was off on the installation.

Anyway, does it matter that /home is a logical partition instead of a primary partition?

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No it does not matter. Logical partitions allow you to have many partitions instead of a limit of 4 with MBR. Example:

[part1 windows C][part2 windows D][part3 Data][part4 Ubuntu LOGICAL - Part 5,6,7 (/, Swap, and /home)]

There will be no difference. It is just designed to be flexible.

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Thanks. Appreciated. – wdypdx22 Sep 24 '10 at 3:04
Sure, have fun with Ubuntu. :) – NightwishFan Sep 24 '10 at 4:20

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