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Link: How to Create a Partition on Your Mac

Unlike Windows-based computers, Macs usually do not come with multiple hard-drive partitions. It is just a single partition that you see when you first boot your Mac. Though there is no harm using your Mac with a single partition, it is highly recommended that you have at least two partitions on your machine. This will let you store your important files on one partition when the other one is being formatted. It is also helpful if you plan to install another OS beside your Mac OS. Regardless of your reasons, here’s how you can do it.

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How to Create a Partition on Your Mac (Make Tech Easier)

Link: What You Need to Know About Swap Partitions on Linux

When you install Linux, the setup process will likely add a swap partition to the hard disk along with the partitions for Linux itself. But what is this swap partition used for and is it really necessary?

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What You Need to Know About Swap Partitions on Linux (Make Tech Easier)

Link: How to Move Your Home Folder to Another Partition [Linux/Ubuntu]

If you have accepted the default option while installing Ubuntu, or that your computer comes with Ubuntu pre-installed, chances are that your Home folder and the system folders all lie in the same partition. This is perfectly fine, but if you want to upgrade your existing Ubuntu version, or reinstall Ubuntu, you won’t be able to preserve your app settings, or even retain your files and documents. One of the good practice is to give the Home folder its own partition, so whatever changes you made to the System folder won’t affect your Home directory, and you can easily upgrade or reinstall Ubuntu with ease.

If you want to move your Home folder to another partition, here is how you can do so.

How to Move Your Home Folder to Another Partition [Linux/Ubuntu] (Make Tech Easier)

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