On Sat, 2010-02-27 at 09:13 -0600, WarKirby wrote:
Hello folks. I'm running Ubuntu 9.10 (karmic Koala)
I'm a former windows user, trying to use wine to continue using windows apps I need. Unfortunately, I'm running into a snag.
My computer has three physical drives:
one 160 GB drive, divided into two 80GB partitions. With windows XP on
one, and ubuntu on the other
One 300 GB drive with a single 300GB partition on it. This drive
contains almost all of my programs, games, and apps
One 750 GB drive, split into two 40GB partitions (empty) and one 670
GB partition, which holds most of my data.
I have my apps and data on entirely seperate drives from OSes, so that
things aren't getting lost when I reinstall. This seemed like a pretty
logical decision at the time.
That's a reasonable approach: I do the same myself, though only with
partitions on one disk, for exactly the same reasons.
I have all logins in one partition, mounted as /home. It also contains a
'local', which contains all my locally developed programs and scripts,
and a 'java' directory, which contains my Sun Java installation and 3rd
party jar files. These are linked like this:
'ln -s /home/local local' in /usr
'ln -s /home/java java' in /usr
IOW, /usr/local/bin finds my own programs and /usr/java/sdk finds the
current Java version because /home/java contains a 'jdk' symlink
pointing to the latest download: 'ln -s jdk1.6.0_17 jdk'
How are you mounting the partitions on the 300GB and 750GB drives?
By that I mean where are you mounting them in the Linux filing system?
Changing their mount point might make them more accessible, e.g.:
- mounting them on directories inside your usual login.
This would make them more accessible to Wine apps, but also
wouldn't do anything you can't also do with symbolic links.
- mounting them on directories in /home and setting them up as login
home directories. This would be my choice, but then I tend to use
different logins to keep unrelated data separate, e.g. I use separate
directories for program development, word processing, web pages,
Wine apps, etc.